Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear that may include palpitations, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, numbness, or a feeling that something bad is going to happen. (Wikipedia, 2018)

When I first started experiencing intense panic attacks in 2013, I didn't know what they were. I thought I was totally fine, and couldn't understand why I'd be having trouble with anxiety. I was the one who always held it together. I could take on anything and everything. I had accomplished a lot at a young age and worked well under pressure. I had everything under control...

Until I didn't.

My panic attacks stopped me dead in my tracks and forced me to take a closer look at my entire lifestyle. As I learned more about anxiety, I realized I'd been living with a medium-level of anxiety for as long as I could remember, and that I'd had less severe panic attacks several times but disregarded them as dizzy spells or intense nervousness.

I no longer wanted to go back to the ways things were before the panic attacks - I wanted to get even better than that. I wanted to take my medium-level anxiety down to low.

Looking back now, I can see how a lifestyle that I thought was "fine" was so not fine.

symptoms of anxiety:

  • Racing mind

  • Perfectionist, type A personality

  • Over-reacting to everyday situations

  • Exhausting yourself with worry

  • Feeling that you are never doing enough

  • Staying super busy, unable to sit still

  • Have a habit like biting your nails, shaking your leg, or chewing on your gums

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Holding your breath or breathing very shallow

  • Tension headaches from clenching your teeth

  • Constantly anticipating the future, needing to plan every moment

  • Always thinking "what if," imagining tragic accidents & worst case scenarios

  • Leaning heavily on a vice such as drugs, coffee, or alcohol

  • Not wanting to be alone, even if it's just the TV or radio keeping you company

  • Compulsively checking email and social media

  • Have bad - often embarrassing - digestion

  • Avoid places and situations that may make you uncomfortable

  • Creature of habit, sticking diligently to routines & familiar places/foods/people

Do you assume all this is "normal"? I did.

But the truth is, you don't have to live this way. You can feel comfortable in your own skin, get better sleep, learn to enjoy the present moment, and even experience some adventure by stepping outside your comfort zone! And the best part is, you don't have to get a lifetime prescription for xanax, go live in an ashram, get a lotus flower tattoo, or become a vegan to do so. The Lazy Wellness approach is all-natural, adaptable, realistic and sustainable for YOUR lifestyle.

In the six years since my anxiety peaked, I've devoted myself to a healthy, mindful lifestyle. I've tried a lot of approaches and found a balance that works for me. Because life is ever-changing, so is my approach to anxiety. So it's not just about finding one fixed way of living, but instead learning the tools we can always carry to handle anything that life might throw our way.

After realizing that life doesn't have to be this way, I made it my mission to show others the freedom and comfort that I was able to find. There is really nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Life is happening now, don't miss it.

I’ve probably never felt this good in my life. The strategies we’ve talked about have helped my anxiety in a way nothing else ever has.
— Elly S.

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I know that for many of us, it all comes down to cost. I remember the first time I sought the help of a healer and balked at the cost. In this case it was a good friend of mine, offering acupuncture services, and she gently reminded me that my own health and wellness was something worth investing in. So I’ll leave you with that same message as well. Whatever you’ve been trying hasn’t been working, so it might be time to try something new, to invest in yourself, to really commit and be held accountable for the work needed to get you over this hump. Still have questions/concerns? Just reach out! I’m happy to chat more to talk about what might be the best fit for you in helping you reach your goals.

Megan has been like a ray of light on my journey of self discovery. She has been full of support and encouragement when I’ve had doubts or things have been tough. It’s been great to get some really practical suggestions for how to get me back on track or see things in a slightly different way. What has been most comforting is that she understands how I’m feeling because she’s been there herself. I couldn’t recommend Megan more highly.
— Hayley N.