Yeah, I'm a WSJ.com junkie, start most of my days by checking in. Gives me a little bit of notice of what is around the bend, and I need that these days. Don't worry, I'll eventurally go back to starting my day with the surf report.
Kate Montgomery, great techniques to repair the damage us musicians can do to ourselves at times. She's presently in Boulder, Colorado. You can give her a call too if you are not in her area, I'm sure she'll have some awesome advice.
I grew up with Asthma. They didn’t have inhalers then or know about dust mites etc. Plus the Rxs they did have were nasty & barely worked & made you wonky & since being upset (& when you can’t breathe you WILL get anxious), grown-ups often told you it was in your head. (shaking head!)
I LOVED to run & would always run at school on race days, the school nurse asked why I didn’t opt out instead of suffering for more than a day afterwards...because I WON.
Then, once I heard one could grow out of asthma, I was determined to do that and became a regular life-long runner etc. And yeah, I have an emergency inhaler but ever so rarely (they often expire full) need it. :-) I know not everyone is so blessed but determination & being stubbornly optimistic can take you pretty far.