Great, and very necessary: New York State Guarantees Legal Assistance In Foreclosure Cases: "While defendants in criminal cases are guaranteed lawyers, folks involved in foreclosure cases either have to go out of pocket for a lawyer or try to fend for themselves. Now the state of New York has become the first state to guarantee legal representation to all residents involved in foreclosures."

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As someone who struggles with anxiety, I appreciated this bloggers post on dealing with anxiety, and finding ways to enjoy life despite the ups and downs. I recently realized that while I spent a lot of my 20's battling with anxiety, I'm rolling into my 30's with a variety of tools for coping. Namely, cutting out caffeine (I only drink decaf coffee and tea), taking a small dose of anti-anxiety medication daily, cutting down on sugar where possible (I fail at this a lot), getting regular excercize (between 2-3 hours a day is ideal, but not always manageable), going to acupuncture (when I can afford it), and going to therapy to learn how to cope with panic attacks and general anxiety. I'd agree with the above blogger that anxiety, while horrible, can also lead to great things - it has forced me to be super aware about how I live my life, what I put into my body, the choices I make, etc. It has pushed me to learn how to take care of myself in a way I might not have otherwise. Anxiety will undoubtedly be my life long companion and, while that may not be ideal, I have accepted it.

I think about this quote a lot. So freakin true. "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." - The Buddha


Sammy said...

What a great post. I also have anxiety disorder and it's always nice not to feel so alone with it!

Amy said...

Really loved that anxiety post, in particular, her wisdom at the end. I've had anxiety for as long as I can remember, and when I was finally diagnosed, my therapist and I worked really hard at finding little routines to calm me. It makes such a difference, to know and do what calms me. Like others, I actually think my anxiety makes me better; it pushes me to know myself and to do more.