Written by on May 16, 2013 in Blog, Depression & Anxiety - No comments

My first real job out of college was the ideal scenario for me. It was a company that I loved, the culture was a perfect fit for me, I was empowered by my managers, and I excelled in the areas of my influence. The company grew to a point where our founders decided to sell. Not surprisingly, with the sale came some staffing shifts, so I volunteered to temporarily shoulder a particularly burdensome responsibility on top of my regular duties, until a new person could be hired. We already had approval for the new hire, and I was told they would be interviewing for the position within a few days.
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Written by on May 9, 2013 in Blog, Depression & Anxiety - No comments

“I don’t know what to write. Most people who read this won’t know who I am, so why would they care about my experiences?” These are the thoughts I’m having as I write this article about anticipating failure. Ironic, don’t you think?
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Written by on May 2, 2013 in Blog, Depression & Anxiety - No comments

I had just laid my head down to go to sleep when my cell phone rang. It was my friends roommate, telling me that my friend was suffering from a panic attack and she didn’t know what to do. I sat up, got dressed and drove over to their apartment building to find my friend frozen with fear, sitting in the front seat of her car. She couldn’t speak in full sentences, and each word she was able to force out of her quivering lips was difficult to understand. But through her shaky communication, I was able to piece together what had happened.
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