How Does Your Anxiety Manifest? How is it Met?

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How Does Your Anxiety Manifest?  How is it Met?

These three watercolor images where responses to a conversation I had this morning about ownership, experience of and need for help concerning anxiety.

Some important questions to ask is what is your role and how do those around you respond to someone struggling with an anxious moment?  How often do you or others around you feel this way?  Is it a general state of being?  What image best depicts your experience?  Or perhaps take a moment to create your own representation…

Do forces collide and there is an explosion?

Are sides taken and nothing is accomplished but more tension and frustration?

Is the feeling recognized, contained and then with support the problem and solutions become clear and focused?

We all have these moments but with awareness (images can assist) we can strive for the more balanced and productive response to anxiety.

Image #3 is the new screensaver on my phone 🙂

Hello world!

So on this rainy Monday, I am reflecting about the beginning of the school year, Fall and change.  Like many people who have school aged children, this time of year is a real transition; getting back into the routine of early mornings, helping with homework, all the paperwork to sort from school and really being on top of your game for the kids.

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It also leaves a very different feeling at home.  A quiet house may provide the opportunity to return to unfinished projects.  It is a reprieve for some.  For others it may be a sense of loneliness and loss.  It is a good time to focus on oneself and prepare for the holidays and cold months ahead.

With mixed emotions and empathy for other parents out there, I look forward to what I can accomplish this season!