I already touched upon my unfortunate brushes with the soul-sucking monster that is anxiety in THIS post way back when we first started blogging together. I told it like it was. I tend to do that. As well as episodical anxiety (haven't had any since 2009. Where is the nearest wooden object??) I also apparently suffer from truth Tourettes and find it extremely difficult (not impossibe, I'm human) to tell a lie. At least you'll always know where you stand, Warriors. I, personally, cherish honesty and transparency in a person and appreciate spades that are spades.
So today's video comes at the request of my friends over at priotime.com. They chanced upon my musings on Mindfulness last month and asked if I would be willing to write a guest post on their given subject for the month of May. "What is the subject?", I enquired. "Stress", they replied. Consider it done Priotime, consider it done.
And it is done and this is what I have come up with. There were no rehearsals, no script - I simply looked the camera straight in the eye and said what was in my heart and mind.
If you have similarly suffered from anxiety and continue to do so I hope you can find a measure of guidance and consolation in what I have to say. If you have been fortunate enough thus far to avoid the trembling, stomach churning, sweaty palms and incapacitating fear of imminent doom then my wish is that this will give you some insight into what sufferers go through and that you will have, at the very least, a greater sense of understanding and an increased capacity for compassion. Mental illness is real and it's here to stay so let's talk about it and leave all stigmas and stereotypes behind.