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We asked a first-time mom to record her thoughts, feelings and actions during the early days of her newborn’s life

‘It’s a battle with my own brain’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘It starts first thing in the morning when I open my eyes’

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‘My mind will not turn off’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘It’s like comedy roast but none of it is funny’

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‘The most rickety roller coaster you can imagine’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘I crash — utterly exhausted, mentally, emotionally and physically’

‘I feel sheer panic, as if I’m in a life-or-death situation’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘Only now as an adult am I slowly gaining the tools to proactively manage it and not allow it to control me’

The short winter days make me sad. Here’s how I cope.

Nothing I’ve tried is a cure-all, but I’ve found some remedies that work for me

‘It feels like I’m sprinting towards a nonexistent finish line’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘I’m still trying to figure out how to best play the cards I’ve been dealt — that’s really all I can do’

5 mother-daughter pairs share how they practice self-care together

‘It is nice to sit together, listen to calming music, and just reflect on the day’