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FIVE YEARS!!! It has been exactly five years since my last anaphylactic allergic reaction. This is HUGE for someone who is deathly allergic to egg, seafood, nuts, moldy cheeses, and possibly Vitamin E. Someone who has had around 42 hospitalizations due to anaphylaxis for the first 23 years of life, and seems to have new…


Smelling the Fear

Throughout elementary and high school, I struggled with bullies. Most of the time they were not physical bullies. Sometimes they were. But mostly they were of the mental and emotional sort– my least favorite kind of bully. If you think I suck, just hit me. Give me an Indian burn or a titty twister. Pull…


Huffington Post Interview

Hi Friends! I am excited and honored to have been asked to do a LIVE webcam interview with the Huffington Post! We discussed overcoming anxiety, something I’m a little familiar with. :) Here is the link! Huff Post Live: Overcoming Anxiety  


No Flight, No Fight–Simply Surrender

I’m excited to share with you another Huffington Post article of mine that went live today! You may recognize parts of it, as it is a revised & edited version of one of my previous posts on The Other Courtney. Check it out and pass along to anyone struggling with anxiety, panic attacks, or any…


Having A Bad Day?

Consider this: there is no such thing as a bad day. The way we react to the events happening around us can make us feel angry, frustrated, hurt, and like we are having a bad day, but the day itself is not bad. It’s just how we are responding to reality (which is completely in our control, by…


When Your Worst Case Scenario Happens

Yesterday I read a tragic article about a 13-year old girl, Natalie, who died from anaphylactic shock due to accidentally ingesting peanut butter. After reading the first few sentences of the article, I grew angry with several questions racing through my mind. Why the hell didn’t they have an EpiPen on hand? Why did she…