“Where is the ‘panda’ from? I remember that whenever my feelings got the best of me, tears would stream down my face and ruin my makeup, or get dark circles from lack of sleep or puffy eyes from crying uncontrollably. I’d often look in the mirror and be reminded of a panda, with their smoky black eyes, thinking once again, anxiety has brought me to tears because of my fears – and as a result, the panda had returned.
For many years, I’ve been working hard to accomplish and maintain a highly successful corporate career, during which I have been battling with the depth and breadth of an anxiety disorder. Anxiety sprung up on me, unannounced (and uninvited) one evening back in 2007 on a night out with my sister. Since then, I have been doing everything I can to manage my anxiety so it doesn’t manage me. Some days have been harder than others. For the first few months, I became easily overwhelmed with my emotions, making it difficult to cope. These days I am on a path to recovery and have learned to manage my anxiety.” ~ Fatimah Abbouchi
Read about Fatimah’s story and her journey with mental health and anxiety, from the day her life changed forever to where she is now. Link to article here.