For a long time, I thought panic attacks was something people made up so they could call in sick. Yes, true story. I have since then apologized to everyone I knew who have suffered from severe anxiety crisis and panic attacks. I just couldn’t grasp the idea that your body would fight against you and force you to shut down in the presence of a, perceived, danger. To be brutally honest with you, I thought it sounded too science fiction and I dismissed as a real cause for distress for a long time.
If there is one thing I learned is that we really don’t have everything under control. And that realization hit me in the worst possible way, in the middle of a particularly stressful business meeting. At that time, not only was I taking the blame for something it wasn’t my fault, and simply because I was a senior manager, but I was suddenly unable to answer the board’s questions. My head was spinning and I felt like the floor had just caved from under me. The next thing I knew, I was lying on a hospital bed with an IV.
Fast forward a couple of months to this moment and I no longer suffer from panic attacks. Changing careers was just a small part of that transformation, and not necessarily the most impactful one. The real game changer was the organic Chaga tea cup I started having every morning. When the doctor mentioned the wild Chaga benefits that day at the hospital after having my first (and last, by the way) panic attack, I didn’t think he was serious. But what harm could it make to give it a shot?
The wild Chaga mushroom tea makes me feel like everything in my body is balanced, which is half of what you need to tackle everything else in life.