*winners have been contacted ๐Ÿ™‚ย 
I’m not going to pretend that I have a full-blown anxiety disorder, but I’ll be honest with you: I’ve found myself struggling with anxiety at different intervalsย since about 2014. It’s not constant, but when it flairs up, it’s awful.

The first time I experienced anxiety beyond just normal stress was right before we left France to fly back home to Florida back in April of 2014. I was having trouble sleeping the night before we left and my mind started wandering to how stressful the trip was going to be (we each had 2 huge suitcases, we had an unexpected overnight layover in Berlin where we had to get our luggage, then we had to fly back through London AND Miami before finally arriving in Tampa. It was going to be a LONG trip). All of that stress built up and I ended up having what I now realize was aย panic attack.

And I feel silly for even getting so worked up over something so minor like a freaking trip which we’ve done plenty of times, but alas, that’s what happened.

I’ve learned to manage it and live with it when it flairs up with different things like meditation, being outside, organizing my to-do’s and having realistic timelines for accomplishing them, writing, thinking out loud to trusted friends and family, etc.

So I was SUPER excited when a fellow Bad Yogi, Caroline Foran, wrote her very own book about managing anxiety called Owning It: Your Bullsh*t Free Guide to Living With Anxiety.

I thought it was super great and wanted to share the love with a little giveaway! She’s offered to gift 2 copies to her fellow Bad Yogis and all you havr to do to enter to win is:

– Comment below with your own experience IF YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE, or simply tell me your favorite way to de-stress. Either way, you’ll be entered to win ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll contact two winners by Wednesday June 2, 2017.