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The Moment I Knew

Natalie DeYoung | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Natalie DeYoung

After hospitalization and the darkest, loneliest night of my life, my parents asked me to leave.

The Moment I Knew

Christine Sampson | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Sampson

I found myself hunched over my iPhone at the local 24-hour Dunkin' Robbins, in tears, for the first time telling someone other than my psychiatrist exactly how I was feeling.

The Moment I Knew

Joanne De Simone | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Joanne De Simone

These are the types of life experiences that poison a person down to the cellular level, and no amount of time at the gym will release such toxins.

The Moment I Knew

Cindy Mahlstedt | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Cindy Mahlstedt

I'd had to modify my marathon race registration to run "just" the half, since international travel, 70-hour workweeks and weekly trips to my son's therapist really maligned the training.

The Moment I Knew

Amy Blum | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Blum

Caught in a vicious cycle, my mental state egged on my GI problems, and the continuous bleeding and disabling pain nourished the depression.

The Moment I Knew

Marcus Byrne | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcus Byrne

I've survived 30 months of deployment, jumping out of airplanes, field time in Germany in the winter. Anxiety is something that happens to other people, to weaker people, not me.

The Moment I Knew

Kim Alpuerto | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Kim Alpuerto

Most people will tell you that sobbing in your boss's office is not a great career move, but really, it depends on what your next career move is.

The Moment I Knew

Asha K | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Asha K

I knew I was stressed out when he told me "I hope you get murdered" after I moved out of our old place to start my life over again.

The Moment I Knew

Eunbyul Lee | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Eunbyul Lee

That terrifying incident influenced me to change my mindset and reevaluate my entire attitude. And this I can say with paramount confidence: I'm so glad I'm still here.

The Moment I Knew

Stephanie Dinnen-Reini | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Dinnen-Reini

I remember the look on the immunologist's face when he walked in the door to see me balancing my computer on my knee while frantically typing and holding the phone between my chin and shoulder.

A Gift Of Illness

Lori Dunlap | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Lori Dunlap

My husband had to take over all household duties, including the many daily tasks required to take care of our two young sons. Life as I had known it had truly changed, and I was disoriented and miserable.

The Moment I Knew

Kelly Hirt | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelly Hirt

I was heavier than ever and I lacked the energy to do something about it. I couldn't sleep through the night and my hair was falling out in chunks.

The Moment I Knew

Jenny Qi | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jenny Qi

It's the illogical shame you feel when you take a few minutes to eat lunch instead of keeping vigil by your loved one's deathbed. It's the useless guilt you feel for making your friends feel awkward when you're sad.

The Moment I Knew

Heather Hollis | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Hollis

When I found myself sobbing in the bathtub the night before the last day of school, I realized it was time. I had survived the battle but lost the war. My love for teaching was gone.

The Moment I Knew

MeiMei Fox | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

What I found so fascinating about my own experience coping with extreme stress was that I had to heal both mind and body -- through yoga, meditation, and dietary changes.

The Moment I Knew: Accepting My Anxiety

April Gambardella | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
April Gambardella

Therapy led me to evaluate myself in way I never had before. I realized I had felt unconfident, "weird," moody and nervous for most my life.

The Moment I Knew

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

I'm choking back tears, searching for words. I'm actually speechless. Impulsively, I blurt this out, "What do you mean?"

The Moment I Knew

Victoria Morgan | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Victoria Morgan

I asked myself, "But who will feed my baby when I die?" I was still breastfeeding her.

The Moment I Knew

Ghada Aboud | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ghada Aboud

I can clearly see how stress and fear have accompanied me since I moved from Saudi to the American University in Cairo to pursue my ambition in broadcast media, and to become the independent girl I always wanted to be.

The Moment I Knew

Paige Webb | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Paige Webb

The moment I knew stress was taking over my life, I was present to the fact that I had been responding to years of scarcity and desperation instead of my own health and wellness.

The Moment I Knew

Mary Iannone | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Iannone

Every event was analyzed for impending trigger sounds. My social life was practically nonexistent, as even going to the movies became one of the most improbably stressful situations.

The Upside Of My Quarter-Life Crisis

Christine Hassler | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Six months before my wedding, he called it off. So there I was at 28: heartbroken, in debt, physically sick, at odds with my family and lacking direction in my career.

As It Turns Out, No One Cares About Your GPA

Caroline Cooper Huddleston | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline Cooper Huddleston

I couldn't understand how all my hard work, my agony over every little detail, my drive for constant approval hadn't been enough for those admissions officers.

How I Confronted The Stress Of Childhood Trauma

Faith McGregor | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Faith McGregor

I had an epiphany while in the middle of a breakdown at work: my anxiety was about my dad and the trauma I suffered as a child. When I told my boss that I think I have PTSD, she said "I wish you would have told me that last year."

The Moment I Knew

Lea Grover | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Lea Grover

As they asked me why I was sad, why I was tired, why I wasn't dancing, all I could do was stare at the three tiny faces I'd brought into the world, and try to imagine what it would feel like to feel absolutely nothing about them.