About MindGal


Welcome to Mindgal, the anxiety and stress management website. While this site will speak mainly about panic attacks, anxiety symptoms, anxiety attacks, and anxiety cures, I will also be focusing on various obstacles that we face that interfere with our well-being.


I am a licensed and nationally certified counselor, and have spent over 15 years working with people who suffer from anxiety and other barriers that block their ability to move forward. I also deal with anxiety on a personal level, and am fully aware as to how it can impact our lives.

My anxiety was heightened and my whole world shaken when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in May, 2017. My identity had always been wrapped up in my appearance, specifically my hair. Suddenly, I found myself bald and exposed. The year that followed was transformational in so many ways, but mostly it allowed me to change my narrative. I have included my TEDx talk that I did, which describes the story of how cancer helped me with my anxiety.

The personal posts that I will have on this site will be vulnerable and authentic. My hope is that they give you a sense of relate-ability and normalcy in your own journey. I have also included evidence based articles, which will help you to navigate signs and symptoms, as well as possible cures.


Anxiety brings with it a broad definition, but it is very much a personal journey. While everyone’s anxiety manifests differently, everyone can relate to feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and frightened. Please consider joining me on our Facebook page by searching Mind Gal. This is intended to be a community of like-minded people suffering from various forms of anxiety or other obstacles.


My goal is to bring knowledge to the areas of mental health that often go unnoticed or not talked about. I believe that bringing our struggles to life helps us to become more self-aware, which in turns empowers us to face our mountains and help others to move theirs.

I hope that you find this site to be useful in your journey. Please consider subscribing so that you never miss out on a new post, promotion or resource. Because I want to keep articles written relevant to the reader, please feel free to add comments or suggestions about future posts.

Be sure to subscribe to this site to be the first to receive notice of new articles, events and promotions. I also have a podcast (The MindGal Podcast), which is designed to speak truth to mental illness and life obstacles that we all face, but many do  not want to talk about. You can also follow me on social media pages on twitter (@mindgal_), YouTube, instagram (mindgal01), and Pinterest.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Monica Pitek-Fugedi


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