Oh Deanna, what an excellent article!
We really, really do have what it takes to rise above the ashes. And it's amazing that once we see how things happen within us, we don't have to be the victim anymore.
I had a horrible period of anxiety back in 06-07. I kept hoping something medical would work for me - it never did, I just got worse. I started spending more time outside. I found spending at least a half hour, outside in the sun, was really helpful - probably the physical activity was supportive too
Now I have a mini-trampoline - it's a very good friend