The Blog

Our modern world is fast-paced and unforgiving. We Worry is a group blog dedicated to providing information and inspiration to people who live with chronic anxiety, stress, panic attacks, and depression. Our authors are:

Josh
I live and work in the hustle-bustle of the Washington D.C. metro area. I’m also a 7-year survivor of anxiety disorders, with a history of occasional depression that extends back into my childhood. My personal philosophy about anxiety and depression is that they are largely a result of our modern lifestyle, and that learning to live more slowly, more mindfully, and with more compassion can go a long way to relieving the suffering caused by chronic and debilitating worry. I believe that therapy, medication, alternative treatments, and lifestyle modifications are the most successful way to treat depression and anxiety disorders, and through a combination of these things (and constant vigilance), I’ve managed to work through my anxiety and live a full and happy life.

Cindy
Cindy

I’m a writer and a painter and I love in north Florida. I’m married and have raised five children, our youngest is about to graduate from high school. I was knocked to the ground by panic and anxiety disorders a little over 18 years ago. Through a combination of medications, therapy, and a devotion to alternative resources such as acupuncture, massage, holotropic breathing, meditation, and yoga I am now in a full-blown recovery. I live large: traveling, writing, creating, volunteering. I am healthy and happy and, for the most part, panic free. I aim to live in the possibilities.

Stefanie
Stefanie

I am in my early 30’s and have been living with PMDD, PreMenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, for about 20 years. I am married and have 4 incredible children. My husband is obviously a very devoted man, anyone who knows about, or lives with PMDD knows what I mean. PMDD is a more severe form of PMS. I just moved to South Carolina from Texas and am enjoying living close to the beach. I enjoy spending my time writing, watching my children play soccer, playing with my 2 dogs, Siberian Husky and Pekingese and working part-time at a Health Club. Not much research has been done, or is currently being done to learn about PMDD and why it affects certain women. I am very excited to be so involved helping other women learn about PMDD and how they can learn to live a healthier life even with this disorder.

Jane
I live in New Zealand and am married with two children aged 16 and 21.
I work as a librarian and in many ways this has shaped how I have dealt
with the anxiety and depression that has visited me throughout my life.
What I do is read – anything I can find, and then I talk about it – to
anyone who will listen! Although it has been dreadfully hard at times,
I am grateful for what anxiety and depression have given me, as I have
had the opportunity to experience some wonderful counsellors, learnt
that it is ok to rely on medication, and have reached out to friends and
family for help. In return I have worked as a LifeLine counsellor (this
is counselling by phone) and have loved the experience of being able to
listen to other people’s amazing stories. I accept that every now and
then I get a visit from anxiety and depression, but I know now that I
can usually manage it – and if I can’t, then there are plenty of people
I can reach out to for help. It’s quite a journey!