Written by Laura Macdougall
I’ve always been fairly (read: far too) open about my issues with severe anxiety. It’s no secret, it’s been a big part of my life.
You would think that someone who struggled to the point of practically being a prisoner in their own head, would never throw themselves into any situation that leaves them bruised and battered against people much bigger than them! Yet there’s a sense of peace when you step onto the mats. Work problems, financial issues…everything is left at the door. It’s a martial art that – like with any exercise – demands you to be present, to focus. There’s no time to get stuck in the spiral of anxiety. Read more