I have anxiety and depression, and I enjoy rock climbing. I was showing someone about a recent 3-pitch climb I did (around 350 feet), and they asked me if I was scared. I said I was terrified. Then they asked me why I did it then. It’s a fair question. Why do I do this… Continue reading Rock Climbing with Anxiety and Depression
I have dreams, goals, and desires just like everyone else. But I never dare speak of them. You see, if I speak of them, then they won’t come true. If it becomes known that it’s something I want, then I will never get it. It becomes an awful cycle. Sometimes it may seem like I’m… Continue reading Goodbye to the Fears & Irrational Rules of Anxiety & Depression
Everyone has a past. It is just a fact. People will have lives before and after you. Their past brought them to you. When you care about someone, it’s important to appreciate that fact and understand it. When you have anxiety, understanding the past and not overthinking it, can be extremely difficult. You start to… Continue reading Letting Anxiety Control Your Present in Relationships
Hi All! So the past few months I participated in a program called Write on! with Mental Health CT. Here I had the opportunity to write more about mental health and share one piece around the state of Connecticut. I shared the piece I wrote below and also made a YouTube video of it because… Continue reading Anxiety & Depression My Journey
I get one casual thought -”your birthday ‘party’ is going to suck, ” and from there it spirals. It goes down this hole of negative thoughts with the ideas of “you’re not worth it” or “you’re a burden, ” and it goes and goes. You start with thinking about your birthday, but then it connects… Continue reading Spiraling is the Worst.
My birthday is coming up in the next few weeks. It’s always a weird time. I never feel special enough to do anything for my birthday or try to get anyone to do anything for my birthday. Last year, up in Vermont, was the first time since high school that I did something semi-big for… Continue reading Birthday Anxiety
I always had a weird mentality of going on first dates. Everyone has some nervousness usually before you go on a date with a person for the first time – it’s pretty typical I think. I have been on my share of first dates. Sometimes anxious or depressive thoughts can easily take over a few… Continue reading He’s Probably a Psychopath: First Dates with Anxiety and Depression
From my posts, most people may think I’m not doing well when in fact, that is not the case. It’s just sometimes I get these moments or days when everything feels like it is falling apart. But I’m happy and doing better. I still struggle at times, but that doesn’t change anything. It doesn’t change… Continue reading I Promise You I Am Well
Here’s the thing, my mind won’t stop. You may think you know what I mean, but I’m really not sure that you do. I know that my anxiety brain takes over a lot. All these negative thoughts come swarming in. I try to do the work so that it won’t happen or I can move… Continue reading I’m a Burden, Unlovable, Obnoxious…So What’s the Point?
I used to write a lot, but then I heard other people’s written words and I believed my writing couldn’t come close to comparing. I haven’t a written a lot since. None of my words seems to fit what I wanted to say. I wanted to write about what I would do if I weren't… Continue reading Okay Everyone, I’m Stuck