Sunday, November 11, 2012


Hello there, day 11 ;0)

It is post election and there is a whole lotta anxiety in the air, so I just wanted to talk about it a little bit.

In the general sense, anxiety is worry and fear.  What I mean by general sense is in the nondiagnosable state.  Anxiety is a diagnosis, and it is very dangerous to the body, mind, and soul.

Anxiety, in the general sense, comes from thoughts of fear and worry about anything.  It could be fear or worry about the future, the past, or the present. 

I happen to know about anxiety because I have been dealing with it for a long, long time.  When I was in the emergency field, I talked thousands of people out of anxiety attacks, and now that I help people with stress, I continue to, and have talked tens of thousands of people out of anxiety.

So often people think that anxiety is something that is done to them, and that they have no control over it but they do.  How do I know?  If I can talk you out of an anxiety attack, then you can talk yourself out of an anxiety attack, and that constitutes control.

People go to their doctor for anti-anxiety medications, and that is awesome but, we must also learn to overcome the fear that is causing it.

This is what I tell people who have any kind of anxiety, nervousness, fear, or habits of worry..."Fear is just a deep habitual way of thinking that you have, and you must evolve that habitual fear into habitual faith.  The greatest thing you can do for your anxiety, in addition to seeing your doctor, is evolving the mind to a more relaxed faithful state.  Calm, certainty, and confidence is the way of faith and the opposite of doubt, fear, and worry, which causes anxiety."

There is a whole lotta denial when it comes to anxiety.  People deny that they have it, and people deny that they have one ounce of control over it.

If you are a reader of my blog, you know that anxiety mimics the stress responseWhen the stress response is activated blood pressure and pulse rise, blood flow shifts, body systems shut down, especially the immune system, hormones become unbalanced causing belly fat, memory loss, fatigue, and all sorts of undesirable outcomes.

So, awareness is key... If you have the habits of fear, nervousness, and worry, chances are pretty darn high that you have anxiety. 

What do you gotta do if you have anxiety?  Stay tuned... for the next post.

Love and Huggies ;0)

Elizabeth Stanfill