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    Overcoming the Overwhelming

    “I can’t do this.” Palms sweaty. Heart racing. Can’t breathe.  “Where’s the exit?” Head spinning. Too many people. Not enough space.  “Am I going to pass out?” These aren’t typically one’s thoughts at Disney…but they happened to be my mom’s. Her first of many panic attacks at the Happiest Place on Earth. Can you imagine? Kids hugging characters, experiencing the best day of their little lives, eyes full of excitement and hope. Parents carrying cameras around their necks, ready to capture the sparkle in their children’s eyes. And you…all alone with the deafening sounds of anxiety, crippling every inch of your body. This was the beginning of a treacherous journey.…