When I had my first panic attack at age 17 I did not know what it was. I was scared, sure I was losing my mind, and felt very alone. As my world became smaller with the onset of Agoraphobia I found that things could get much worse. Unable to leave my house, drive, or stay alone for a time my life was as if it were being lived from within a lonely cocoon of fear, confusion, low self esteem, and darkness. I tried help from every available resource and suggested promise only to leave many times feeling worse for having tried and resulted with broken hopes... again.
Since that time my life has changed and although I do continue to live with an anxiety disorder it no longer controls my life or who I am as a person. I drive, stay alone, and have learned to live again. Because of my 20+ years of experience I wanted to save others the pains of making the same mistakes that I had made. Additionally I wanted to share the tools and resources that worked for me. Most importantly I wanted others to know that they are not alone!
Because of my experiences and my heart's desire to help and reach other anxiety disorder survivor's I have written my first book Emerging Butterfly: Finding Life Beyond Anxiety Disorders. It is my hope that others will also break free and emerge into life completely changed, find their wings, and fly!
Book is available in stores near you!
Emerging Butterfly: Finding Life Beyond Anxiety Disorders