Hello! I'm Emily from Minnesota, USA. I love traveling, thrifting, volunteering, trying new vegetarian/vegan foods, and hanging out with my family (including one adorable mutt)! I have lived with GAD my entire life, but wasn't diagnosed until about 15 years ago (I'm 41). My family of origin includes a Mom diagnosed with agoraphobia, depression, panic disorder and suspected borderline personality disorder (BPD). Years of therapy have helped me better understand and live with GAD. I have learned many tools, but need to use them more regularly (meditation, not scheduling too much in one day, and practicing better sleep hygiene). I have occasional bouts of insomnia when I'm not managing my anxiety well, which as many of you know leads to more anxiety, which leads to more insomnia .... See you in the forums!