Welcome to my blog. Sharing my feelings and personal experiences has never been easy for me. This blog has been published and unpublished many times. I come back to it because I know it’s important for my followers on High Anxieties to know that I truly do understand what it is like to be debilitated by anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia and depression. I also hope that by sharing my personal journey it will help someone else. I’m not a professional blogger or writer and I have and will make many mistakes. However it is with a deep desire to try to help anyone that I keep on trying.
Thank you for visiting my blog.
I’ve been through much in my life I’ve seen hell. I have been stabbed in the heart by the people whom I have trusted and loved unconditionally. I am scarred and bruised because I’ve been taken to places of great vulnerability and left to fear my own mind. I have wished for death and […]
I have hid under my pillow screaming silently every night. I have cried until my eyes swelled shut and feared that I was going to die. I have stopped doing the things that I love and stopped living life as I want. My body is feeling the abuse as I’m starting to fall apart. […]
I am Determined: To be Victorious. To push through the pain. To take better care of myself. To give myself a break. To allow myself to rest. To get back up when I fall. To remember that a setback is not a failure. To not give up no matter how hard it is. To […]
No matter the pain or the fear, I will always fight for my life. I will fall & still I will push through. I am strong & I am worthy. I’m determined to overcome. I’m a warrior! Victoria Cannon I started using the warrior mentality in 2013. I use it has a reminder […]
I am a woman of power. I am strong and I am smart. I will not let this challenge break me. It will strengthen me and I will come out of it with full appreciation for my life and for those whom I love. This is my will and determination. Victoria Cannon Affirmations […]
I don’t want your sympathy or special treatment. My mental illness doesn’t make me a victim or a charity case. I just want respect and your support. That is all anyone would ask for. No matter what kind of illness they have. Victoria Cannon Everyone is my friend until they find out that […]
Sometimes, I don’t know what is worse, living in a state of panic or living with other people’s attitude about it. Victoria Cannon Nothing has angered me more than having to deal with someone else’s attitude because I was having a panic attack. I don’t want this. I can’t help it. If I […]
Having a mental illness does not stop me from knowing what is right or wrong. I’m no different then anyone else who would react to judgment, hostility, rudeness and disrespect. Victoria Cannon One of the most frustrating things that I have had to deal with is my family and friends attitude. Just because […]
Finding your way to managing your anxiety, panic or depression is a journey of self-awareness that only you can take. Only you can figure out what you need, What you like and what works for you. Only you can bring yourself to the place you want to be. The road may be long and full […]
By having depression and panic attacks I have lost a lot of my independence. I have to rely on my family to do everything like grocery shopping. It makes me feel worse about my myself because physically I’m capable to do these things. My invisible illness is very demeaning to my spirit because to others it […]
I could never express this enough, Be yourself. Never change for anyone and know that those few who actually make you feel less than are the kind of people struggling with their own insecurities. Their comment or looks on their face has nothing to do with you. It’s all on them. So be yourself […]
The loneliness of agoraphobia is painful. Victoria Cannon I feel that only a person who is agoraphobic can truly understand this statement. In short, I missed out on a lot of family vacations and events. I never wanted too. That is just how bad the fear was. It debilitated me. Victoria