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Vivre Sa Vie
London, United Kingdom
Well hello there. My name is Viv (well, it's not really), and, like a lot of people, I'm ever so slightly neurotic... I have panic attacks and anxiety (ranging from mild to pretty intense), on and off. I also have an amazing and quite high-profile job, so I'm choosing to remain anonymous on here. Not because I'm ashamed of the aforementioned neuroses, but because I don't want to be googled and for my colleagues to read bizarre posts about me breathing into a paper bag and popping lorazepam. I've worked for bookshops, mixed arts festivals and charities, and have met (and still meet!) a lot of famous, fetching and fantabulous people for my job. (See, anxiety doesn't need to stop you being AWESOME and doing what you want to do) Here's hoping you'll find some helpful hints and tips on here which will help you tackle the evil panic heebiejeebs... PS. I'm an Australian, but I live in the UK, and have adopted tea-drinking, pubs, Wodehouse, and a Welsh man.
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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Anxiety hero trading cards #3

#3 Charles M. Schulz

I *heart* widow's peaks
Vital anxiety statistics: Snoopy's doting Dad hated to travel, loathed hotels and was plagued by anxiety, panic attacks, loneliness and depression. According to his wife, he 'worried constantly'. Sound familiar?

Career highlights: 

Why he's an AWESOME anxiety hero: Five reasons. Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, and Woodstock. 

Oh, and he fought in WWII and beat those nasty Nazis (not single-handedly, admittedly). And one of the Apollo 10 command modules was named Charlie Brown after his amazingly depressed and neurotic self-portrait.

What you can learn from him: You too could create some of the best-loved cartoon characters ever, win the Congressional Medal of Honour, kick some Nazi bum, and earn a cool $1.1 billion in the process (if you so choose).

Best anxiety quote: 'The most terrifying loneliness is not experienced by everyone and can be understood by only a few.  I compare the panic in this kind of loneliness to the dog we see running down the road frantically pursuing the family car. He is not really being left behind, but for that moment, in his limited understanding, he is being left alone forever, and he has to run and run to survive.'

Further reading: Just have a look-see at these. He may have been sad, but he was also pretty, pretty funny...(and you know how much I love that in a worrier).

...I got carried away. They're all just so goddamn good. The one above is definitely a panic attack, no?


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