Social anxiety can make its messy presence known in a myriad of ways through the course of the day. No bigger way does it rear its ugly head than during a heated conversation between two or more passionate people. Perhaps the more unfortunate type of personality combinations is the socially Continue Reading
Friday is the best day of the week, hands down. At least, many of us socially anxious moms, aka Saxy, think so. We’ve done our best to reduce social anxiety throughout the week, and we’re exhausted! Hail To The Weekend The weekend brings a much needed reprieve from all of Continue Reading
When you’re working, you live in a routine of making calls, attending meetings, and conversing with people in your professional world on the daily. You don’t much think about how easy it is. You may take for granted the fact that you’ve worked with these people for years, making them Continue Reading
Exposed by Vivian Olsen For many, this is what social anxiety feels like… like you’re constantly exposed for all the world to see.
by Dr. Aziz Gazipura One way to coach yourself is to consciously practice giving yourself support, encouragement, and praise—S.E.P.—frequently throughout the day. The self-critical propaganda campaign is running on multiple fronts throughout the day and night. For the S.E.P. campaign to take hold, we must actively remind ourselves about The Continue Reading
For most moms, a year does not pass without receiving at least a handful of birthday party invitations. Upon receipt of said invitation, the kids virtually swell up with excitement anticipating the big event. And why wouldn’t they? These two-hours of cake-filled playtime chaos is enough to send any kid Continue Reading
One of my go-to movies, you know – the feel good kind, is The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. If you haven’t seen it, Walter is a deeply moving character who lives the life of a wallflower. He is a wallflower both personally and in his job as photo developer at Continue Reading
I had the good fortune a few months back of being able to attend a screening of the Indie Flix movie called Angst. It focuses on children with anxiety of all kinds, and what a day in their shoes feels like. It’s a documentary featuring a wide range of brave Continue Reading
Socializing is not what most moms with social anxiety would call their top priority. But, there are times when they know it’s necessary – necessary for their kids, necessary for their significant others, and necessary for their own mental health. These are the times effective coping with social anxiety must Continue Reading
People like me, who have high social anxiety may feel like they are being watched and being judged, even though they know that’s not the case. They are typical SAD’ers.