NPA4LOSS- Nola thank you so much for the very warm welcome. We do definitely have a large family. Before I ran the daycare I worked at a pet store and whenever an animal was too old, or sick or for some reason we couldn't sell it, I would end up taking them home. Unfornately I don't have a counsellor or even a family doctor anymore, but I try to get by the best I can by doing research and talking to the few friends and family who know about my anxiety. And I have a silver heart shaped locket that my husband gave me our first xmas together that helps me remember hes there for me when I need it, when I don't have someone close by. Thank you again for the warm welcome, I look forward to getting to know you and everyone.
MOMMA48- thank you so much for the warm welcome
LOTSALUVISA- thank you so much
SEVEN70- Thank you so much for the welcome. Zoidburg is actually a crayfish, but hes called a freshwater red lobster, and looks like a red lobster (I have a pic of him under my pictures on my spark page). He'll stay a little smaller then regular lobsters though. lol and yes Picard totally got his name from Next Gen :) Me and my hubby are both trekkies among many other "geeky-ish" things (my locket that I mentioned above my husband actually had I Love You engraved in Elvish on the back lol)
Edited by: WATERPIXIE2 at: 12/20/2010 (22:10)
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I'm so glad that you are with us! You certainly have a large family! I remember that as a child I would get sick and throw up before any type of recital or exciting event. You have taken on a big challenge with the children you are caring for. I am glad that you are able to help them. Do you have a good counselor that is able to help you? Be sure to practice your deep breathing when the attacks occur. There are so many great people here who may have some ideas with things that have helped them. I have a mental image of My Safe Place that I use. Some keep a special charm or necklace that they can touch and remind themselves that they are safe. We are so glad that you are with us. Sparks is full of great ideas and great SparkFriends! Nola
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Hi, My names Angela-Rose, I'm 26 years old, and new to the team. I've been trying to lose weight for a long time, and get in a healthier shape. I have bad anxiety most of my life, when I was only 3 years old I would take panic attacks to the point where I would actually get sick and start shivering, and to this day still take panic attacks. Sometimes it comes in other forms like dizziness and my heart racing, sometimes it will be I can't breath, and sometimes it will still be my stomach, but theres many times when its hard to leave the house because its so hard to breath, or I'm throwing up, or I feel like I'm having a heart attack. But I've gotten better over the years with controlling it, and like with learning to eat healthy and excerise I've had lots of times when my anxiety has gotten the better of me for a while, but eventually I take control again and learn to deal with it. Althoguh sometimes I find the feeling of not breahting or my heart racing gets in the way of my excerising. Another thing that makes me have to control my anxiety are the 3 little toddlers I look after. Two girls, an 18 month old, and a 3 year old, and an 18 month old little boy. One has a lot of emotional issues they're dealing with but we've been helping them and there doing amazing, and all 3 are wonderful kids. I really enjoy looking after them and helping them learn new things and teach them and play. We also have a lot of wonderful pets, I have a Lab mix Jake, two cats Bella and Liberty, 4 Chinchillas, Mitzie, Hoon, Bandit and Gypsy, two Gerbils Betty and Veronica, a very old hamster Nibbler, a Hedgehog Quill, a Whydah Finch Remmington (Remi), a Candy Cane Cornsnake named Pumpkin, a lobster Zoidburg, a beautiful 60 gallon aquarium filled with community fish (which all do have names but since theres like 30 of them it would be a lot to list lol), a 40 gallon with our Jack Dempsey Curley and our Albino Tinboil Barb Rainbow, our 20 gallon with our other Jack Dempsey Curley, our Convict Criminal, and our salt water tank with lots of live rock, coral and our Clown fish Picard, and our two Seabae Clowns Lucy and Ricky. I also love photography,reading, writing, spending time outside camping and fishing with my hubby, and curling up and watching a movie. And thats probably more then you wanted to know about me for now lol but I look forward to getting to know everyone
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