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Stories That Have Heart - Heather

My name is Heather I am mental health advocate and I live in Pennsylvania. I have struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember. I remember being in 2nd grade gym class and having my first panic attack. We were playing dodge ball and I was the last person standing on my team. The next thing I knew I had this overwhelming feeling and felt like I was going to die. As a small child I had no idea what was happening. All I remember is not being able to breathe, my heart beating 1000x per minute, getting nauseous and feeling like I was going to pass out. And that’s exactly what I did. I vomited and then passed...

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Stories That Have Heart - Ashley (Founder and owner of Have Heart Co.)

Hello, My name is Ashley! I am the founder and owner of Have Heart Co. I am an art therapist living in Nashville, Tennessee.  I always say that one of the most powerful things we can share is our story. Here is mine:  From a very young age I never felt “normal.” I can remember not wanting to be away from my parents for too long because it made me nervous, I struggled in school because I couldn’t sit still and I had butterflies all of the time (and not in a good way.) I didn’t understand until I was a lot older that what I was experiencing was a combination of anxiety and ADHD.  My first real recollection of...

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