Learning About Panic Attacks

Posted in Life, Writing with tags , on September 21, 2017 by darkjade68

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I Came Across This Article, And Thought I’d Share This Excerpt 

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After months of suffering and pain, I decided to give up the fight against panic attacks. I was tired of running away from these panic attacks and their symptoms. I decided to try something different and unconventional, and surprisingly it worked. Instead of running from these panic attacks, I decided to embrace them. Instead of overreacting with fear to the symptoms of panic, I turned my attention towards understanding them. What surprised me was that this shift in perception and attitude came with a great deal of power and ease. I started feeling so much better. I was not overreacting anymore and my symptoms were disappearing at a faster rate.

I also started realizing that panic attacks are good for you. I say that because panic attacks are symptoms of stress and worrying. When you experience a panic attack, it’s the body’s way of telling you that it has reached its stress limit and that you need to take corrective action to reduce the stress that your body is going through. The bodily sensations that you experience before a panic attack are your body getting rid of excess energy that is caused by too much stress and worrying. And because many people don’t understand this, they think when they experience these bodily sensations they are having a heart attack or something bad is about to happen. And that’s not true.

Almost every panic attack is triggered by an unusual bodily sensation. The most common bodily sensations  include a pounding heart, tightness of chest or throat, light headedness, dizzy spells, sweating, or shortness of breath. If you don’t understand these sensations they can lead to intense confusion and fear. The key in stopping panic attacks is in how you respond to these bodily sensations when you first notice them. If you choose to overreact with fear to these sensations you feel, your body’s fight-or-flight response mechanism is switched on and that could eventually lead to a full-blown panic attack. If you do not overreact to these bodily sensations, then it’s not a panic attack, just adrenalin rushing through your body.

Scary, terrifying and uncomfortable as it is, a panic attack is not dangerous. A panic attack will not kill you. Panic attacks are just symptoms of stress and worrying. You have the power within you to stop them, and that power is your willingness to learn and grow from them. Your willingness to go through it, to move towards the feelings of panic and embrace them, will help you overcome the fear of panic attacks and fully recover. That’s the only way to get better and get your life back. You have to see the panic through. You have to let it show you its real nature. You have to stop avoiding these feelings because avoidance does not get you anywhere.

After having suffered with panic attacks myself, I know that this is not easy to do, but that’s the only way forward. Whatever you resists, persists and whatever you embrace get’s dissolved.

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The Legend Of Oz The Caster – The White Tower

Posted in Writing on September 20, 2017 by darkjade68

Chapter III

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

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“The Legend Of Oz The Caster 

by Doragon

CHAPTER I

CHAPTER II – Departure

CHAPTER III – The White Mage Tower

Traveling to ‘The Key’, home to the Four Mage Towers of Thay, would be a three day journey.

Fortunately it would be Grasslands, so the traveling wouldn’t be too tough, but that doesn’t mean I won’t encounter creatures and/or travelers.

But it was just me and my snow tiger cub, Sherwood, and though I apparently have innate Magical abilities, I have not mastered, nor truly harnessed them…

…which is the reason I’m traveling to The Key, in hopes to become an Apprentice to one of the Four Mages, each in their own tower surrounding the giant lake.

Truth be known, I should probably hire a Mercenary to protect me for now, but I’d be very fortunate indeed to run into one along the way.

As I am not near…

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The Legend Of Oz – The Caster (Chapter II)

Posted in Writing on September 17, 2017 by darkjade68

Chapter II

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

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“The Legend Of Oz – The Caster 

by Doragon

CHAPTER I

CHAPTER II – Departure

That night, it was my uncle who found me, tied to a tree.

Who I told him what had happened, he told me to go home, that he would deal with it.

My uncle was a intriguing site to behold.

6’ 3” with a longish dark brown beard, and a bald head.

And on his shoulder, a great red tail hawk.

My uncle then made his way to the woods after them, but I did not go home.

It didn’t feel right him fighting my battle…

…at least alone.

I followed a great distance behind him.

Though perhaps he knew I was there.

At some point he finally came upon the band of thieves camp.

There must’ve been a dozen or so…

They danced around, and sang drunkedly…

Each falling down, and/or passing out, at…

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The Legend Of Oz – The Caster

Posted in Writing on September 17, 2017 by darkjade68

A New Story

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

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THE LEGEND OF OZ – THE CASTER

by Doragon

Oz was one of eight children…

The youngest.

His oldest brother, like his father, was a farmer.

And for it, they never went hungry.

And his oldest sister, like his mother, was a seamstress

They never went without clothing.

Next there was the twin boys, both of them together turned to thievery…

…and were banished from our home at the age of 12.

My sister below that was very quiet…

I suspect she felt like she never belonged…

As I feel about myself.

My next brother is an Animal Trainer…

He traveled far and long at a very young age, learning about all sorts of animals…

…he accompanied my uncle who was a renowned hawk trainer.

In fact, it was this brother who returned with a gift for both me, and my next sister.

For me, it was a wild cat…

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Inherently Blue

Posted in Life, Poem, Poetry, Writing on September 17, 2017 by darkjade68

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INHERENTLY BLUE

Blue

Red

White

And Grey…

Deep Dark sunshine

Cool Light rain

Song

Name

Hide

Play…

Truth

Sane

Lift One Up

To Whence They Came

We are not alone in this…

Nothing stays the same

DarkJade-

PICTURE CREDIT – Blue Warrior

Red Fire

Posted in Life, Poem, Poetry, Writing on September 12, 2017 by darkjade68

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Red Fire

It’s not because you have Control of me…

Because you don’t

I Want nothing to do with you

I Will not lie

Though I have never truly met you

This surge…

This… Energy inside

It Reeks of Survival

Stronger than you or I

Nature is unparalleled

You are but a Mechanized War Machine

Man made, through and through

DarkJade-

The Warlock Hex – Araban Jairaal

Posted in Writing on September 9, 2017 by darkjade68

Chapter VIII

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

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The Warlock Hex

by Doragon

Chapter I – Enter Tyedra

Chapter II – Family

Chapter III – Cromick

Chapter IV – Tear Of Asmodeus

Chapter V – The Pact

Chapter VI – Night Watch

Chapter VII – The Brigadeers

CHAPTER VIII – Araban Jairaal

THE BRIGADEER CAMP

Archus, Hex and Kredon enter the well fortified base camp of The Brigadeers.

Two hundred of more members, from Fighters, to Rangers, to Barbarians and more populate the area.

Some glance at Hex as they go by, but not many.

They seem almost as they’re preparing for something.

Archus leads them to the Brigadeer Leader’s tent, the Dragonborn Eldreitch Knight, ARABAN JAIRAAL.

Inside is a large, blue Dragonborn, Araban, wearing white armour, and looking over a large map which has been spread across a table.

Next to him are two Fighters pointing to different areas of the map, and at a back table…

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