Fear. Is it Normal?

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By Lori Spensieri **Affiliate link disclosure. There are links in this post that may lead to me acquiring a small commision. There is no cost to you as the reader** Fear is supoosed to be a good thing. It is actually designed to keep us humans safe and out of harms way. If you try to touch fire, you get burned. This in turn causes you to have a fear of fire, which will keep you from touching fire again. Fear can be a direct teacher or an indirect controller.…

Loneliness! A Startling New Epidemic, and what to do about it!

By Lori Spensieri Part 1 – All About Loneliness What is loneliness? Well, how does one define something that is so personal and subjective? Are some people simply destined to feel lonely for their entire lives? I have felt lonely on and off for my entire life. Check out my introspective book of poems that demonstate my perosnal experience with feeling lilke i do not fit in anywhere, my diagnosis of social anxiety and my intense need to belong.  It started in high school. At some point in my third year…

Living with Social Anxiety (or any other anxiety condition)-Part 2

Living with Social Anxiety (or any other anxiety condition) – Part 2 All About social Anxiety Hello everyone! This is Part 2 of our special feature on a psychological disorder called Social Anxiety Disorder. It is often referred to as Social Phobia or Social Anxiety Phobia Disorder or simply SA. Whatever you call it..it is still the same thing. The symptoms and experience of social anxiety can be quite varied in nature from one sufferer to another. There is also quite a variation in the severity of symptoms. This type of…

Living With Social Anxiety (PART 1)

Living with Social Anxiety (or any other anxiety condition) Part 1 I have been socially anxious for most of my life. Parties have been a source of major stress for me for as long as I can remember. As a young child I was relatively high maintenance. That was my mom’s diplomatic way of saying that I freaked out.. a lot. I did. I wanted things a certain way. I loved being at home and when we were outside of the house I wanted my mom there with me. I remember,…