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Greg Weber

Greg Weber

My journey of recovery from anxiety has been uneven. Three years ago, I beat a severe case of driving anxiety and decided to share my success with other anxious drivers via my Driving Peace program: http://www.drivingpeace.com I've made some big steps, but I still struggle with high level GAD and moderate SAD, plus episodic depression. I believe overcoming anxiety is a BIG part of my life's work - the reason I'm on this planet. I take a lot of inspiration from regular therapy, and the personal network of friends I've made in my local 12 Step community. I believe that hope is bigger than despair, love is more powerful than fear, and a full, happy is possible for anyone willing to do the hard work on anxiety recovery. Peace & love to you all!
Monday, 09 July 2012 19:09

My Anxiety: This is My Story

Hello everyone, I'm a new ASN member and have only just begun being active on here. I belong to a lot of different online anxiety communities, but ASN is my favorite. I'm not sure why. It seems more dynamic than most of the other sites I use, and the focus feels more about hope than about just stewing in the problem. I'm a very solutions-oriented person, so maybe that's what I dig about it. My Anxiety Story I thought it would be a good idea to tell my story about my journey of anxiety recovery. It just occurred to me I've never written about it except in pieces. I've never made a complete account of my struggles with anxiety and I think it would help me to do so. So here goes: I was raised in a very dysfunctional family. My mother suffered from severe depression and my father left us when I was five. My mom was in bad shape and suffered repeated hospitalizations. I grew up feeling different; I was ashamed about Mom's mental illness and did my best to hide it from everyone. It was a very unstable environment to grow up in, even though the 1970s were the "age of divorce". I can't think of a single childhood friend with parents that weren't divorced, but I don't think most of them were being raised by crazy people. I was. Threats and physical violence was an everyday part of my home life. Add to that the fact…

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