Posts by Laura Gaddis

Laura Gaddis is a mommy to four babies—three angels and one happy toddler. She shares her life on her blog Sophia’s Story. Laura writes about pregnancy loss, parenting, and anxiety. Her personal essays have been featured on Scary Mommy, Still Standing Magazine, and The Mighty. She can be followed on Twitter @Sophia_Story and Facebook at her Sophia’s Story page.

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Anxiety Is Not My Enemy: How I’ve Learned to Accept It And Cope

“You are strong for getting out of bed in the morning when it feels like hell. You are brave for doing things even though they scare you or make you anxious. And you are amazing for trying and holding on no matter how hard life gets.” ~Unknown

I couldn’t take it anymore. I no longer wanted to answer to the heart beating on my ribcage, my sweat on my palms, or the breath that got caught in the upper part of my lungs. I wanted the swirling thoughts in my brain to settle. I imagined them falling like leaves finding …