Posts by Elisa Vannini

Elisa Vannini is an aspiring writer and a self-proclaimed Average Yogini. She hopes to help other anxiety sufferers embrace and manage their anxiety by staying active, developing new coping skills and changing the mental frameworks that exacerbate their condition.

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How to Stop Fearing the Worst and Worrying About “What Ifs”

“Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.” ~Charles H. Spurgeon

There’s nothing like a real health emergency for putting insignificant worries into perspective.

By the time I was pregnant the second time, I had left my struggles with anxiety largely behind me. Having been to therapy years earlier to find coping mechanisms for managing my ever-present phobias, I was in a fairly good place when I learned I’d been given a second chance at having a child.

But worry is as much as part of me as breathing, and having lost …