Sweaty palms, heart racing, agitation = Anxiety. Bring it on!!

Everyone experiences anxiety differently. The symptoms noted in the title of this piece are only a couple of those my son suffers from, when he’s in the throes of an attack. We can add to them stomach upset, pressure dropping, which leads to a frighteningly pale face, and sometimes even anger. There is no right or wrong way to experience anxiety, the key is how you react to it. It’s frustrating that we have drilled it into our heads, and those of our children’s, that somehow it’s not okay to be anxious. I have always said to my children, on the precipice of some show or performance that they are in, that if they weren’t nervous or anxious, I would be worried. It’s NORMAL to feel anxious. What makes anxiety abnormal, is when it cripples you into paralysis and prevents you from participating in real life. That is why Totem Tamers was created. To help people (my son) cope with overwhelming situations so that they can make the effort to move through whatever the situation may be. There is no cure for anxiety, there is only easing the symptoms so you can progress. I am heading out of town on an adventure of sorts (I’m calling it an adventure because I am totally anxious about it and somehow the word adventure makes me feel excited as opposed to terrified) and I am carrying a ton of Totems with me. Not just for myself of course, but to introduce them to people I meet along the way. I realize that my being anxious about going to an event with a bunch of strangers might not seem like a big deal to you, and if that’s the case, good on you. I, however, need to recognize my trepidation, otherwise I will not be able to move through my adventure with an authentic being. Be authentic, recognize your anxiety, and head out on an adventure today!!

Stay well.

Is that a Totem in your pocket….? It can be! Look left and purchase the Totem of your choice to accompany you on your next adventure.

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  1. mommytransformations February 27, 2014 at 10:16 am - Reply

    I have my totems with me on vacation!

  2. Leslie Hanft February 28, 2014 at 9:55 am - Reply

    I love how you speak so openly and honestly about anxiety. As you say, it is normal to be anxious and people should not have to feel any shame about it. Totem tamers are such a great tool for working through anxiety – we love ours!

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