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Miscellaneous

My Experience Having A Panic Attack (ANXIETY)

I am glad that Young Don The Sauce God figured out what was causing his anxiety and that he made a change that had a positive impact on his life, and I think that this will help other people too who might be having health issues as a result of coffee / caffeine use.

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Miscellaneous

Coping With Anxiety And Panic Attacks

Source: Amazon

What is it?

The 1997 book Coping With Anxiety And Panic Attacks by Jordan Lee.

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What is it about?

Here is an editorial review on Amazon that does a great job describing this book:

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up–In the first section, Lee identifies the different forms of anxiety and panic and explains the human body’s physiological response to both.

She also defines and clarifies the differences between simple and social phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and ordinary anxiety.

The author then examines the biological and emotional causes of anxiety, including stress, trauma, fear, and rigid parenting.

This section also discusses the physical consequences of anxiety such as ulcers, sleep disorders, and increased risk of other illnesses.

The next part explores the treatment of everyday anxiety and provides practical advice on stress management.

The final section outlines treatment options for more severe disorders.

This book is readable and well organized; its clear style, realistic examples, and practical advice guarantee its usefulness for both self-help and reports.

It moves beyond Michael Maloney and Rachel Kranz’s Straight Talk About Anxiety and Depression (Facts on File, 1991) to make an important and clear distinction between common, everyday anxiety and more serious disorders.

Sheila G. Shellabarger, Fordham Health Sciences Library, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Copyright 1998 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

What do I like about it and what might other people like about it?

I like that this book was a quick, simple, and easy read that surprisingly gave a pretty good short overview of anxiety and panic disorders and some straightforward practical advice that you can apply in your life now to help you cope and / or overcome them.

Final Thoughts

This book was so short and easy to read that I was able to finish it in a couple of days, probably making it the first book that I have finished reading this year so far (I paused from two other books to finish this one first), and so you know that it is an easy read if I actually can finish it and finish it that fast.

I am amazed that something so short and basic actually gave some simple advice that I can apply now, and so it gave me some things that I have heard before in an easier to follow format that left me feeling more capable of adapting some of it to my life now.

The end,

-John Jr

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Miscellaneous

The Sopranos: Can Tony Soprano Be Cured? | Video Essay

Source: YouTube

The other day the ScreenPrism YouTube channel had another good video essay, this time about the character Tony Soprano from the television show The Sopranos (which I have heard of, but I have never seen), and the video was called The Sopranos: Can Tony Soprano Be Cured? | Video Essay:

I think that they did a good job with this video as usual, and it made me curious about maybe trying to watch this show one day.

The end,

-John Jr

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Dreams

Some Children Trying To Sell Some Things To Me

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This morning my dreaming and sleep got interrupted by something strange happening to my body so I forgot most of my dreams, this strangeness prevented me from going back to sleep, and then I got up trying to figure out what was happening and trying to stay calm and it was a strange combination of feelings and reactions going on with my body that I do not feel like wasting time trying to explain because is not easy to explain and I do not feel like it.

But I will say that it involved my head (brain), stomach, chest, heart, maybe eyes, et cetera.

I came close to thinking about going to the emergency room but I managed to start recovering after I did some burpees to test whether I was having a heart attack and/or dying, after passing the test I started to feel a bit better, and I walked around until I recovered enough to go back to sleep.

I am not sure what happened but it felt like a combination of: maybe a reaction to something that I ate or drank and I did not rinse the toothpaste out of my mouth before going to sleep last night, possible congestion in my head, panic attack, and a few other things; but who knows.

Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream from last night is that it possibly took place somewhere in Africa but I am not sure, I remember a man with very dark-brownish or blackish colored skin with short dark-colored hair, and he spoke English with an African accent of some kind.

The dream took place during the day and we were probably outside, this dream was probably partly inspired by part of a film (maybe Hotel Rwanda) that my dad was watching part of last night that had the actor Don Cheadle in it; but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of this dream from last night is that it took place during the day outside, I was returning to my parent’s yard on foot, and at the main double gates I was greeted by some fictional children in the neighborhood who were trying to sell me something that I can not remember; but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 3

All that I can remember of this dream from last night is that it possible was partly inspired by the video game Fallout 4, I was doing something in the dream that was similar to something involving settlements in that game but I can not remember what, but then my dream and sleep got interrupted by something strange happening to my body that almost seemed like I was dying and I came close to thinking about going to the emergency room.

The end,

-John Jr