Are you Breathless With Terror?

Fear not, this too shall pass.

In my family, whatever ails you, you grin and bear it. You get the facts, close ranks, deploy whatever skills you’ve got, and push forward.

Suddenly I’m on a boat in the middle of a storm and all I can do to weather it is remember to take the next breath and the one after that. My eyes are closed but everything is moving around me.

In my (limited and personal) experience, acknowledging the issue rather than trying to override it by any means necessary helps. To me, this makes a big difference in how long a crisis lasts and how it impacts me.

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