In the last week or two, a lot of things are falling into place for me. Jobs. Writing. Living situations. Relationships. It’s working out. My life is a puzzle, and it’s finally coming together. I am happy. I have the typical everyday stressors that I can handle. There is also a lurking sensation of something… Read More Being Happy in the Present While Having Anxiety
The thing about relationships which is usually difficult for me – is that you can’t control the other person. You can’t always know what that person is feeling. You can’t always understand why the person does what they do. You can’t always dictate how they react. And you can’t change their past. A person comes… Read More Love. Baggage. Relationships. Anxiety.
So 2017 ended a few days ago – I know I’m late on the ball here but I want to do some reflections and then set some intentions for 2018. Reflecting on a past year when you are struggling with anxiety and depression, is strange. I see moments where I struggled and moments when I… Read More Reflecting and Setting Intentions. Mental Health Journey.
One of my biggest triggers with my anxiety and depression is becoming overwhelmed or being reminded of everything that I am not. Both of these are pretty common in my life. Being aware of these triggers in only the first step and they can easily influence each other. Everything I Am Not: Past Relationship I… Read More Let’s Take a Look at My Anxiety Triggers
I learned a few years ago that I didn’t want anyone to save me. I wanted to save me. I didn’t I want someone to solve all my problems. I didn’t want someone to “fix” me. I didn’t want someone to be my knight in shining armor. I wanted to be my own warrior. It… Read More What Happened When I Decided to Save Myself
I mentioned this so many times in my writing, the way that anxiety and depression often want to keep me hidden. They convinced me that they protect me from getting hurt. They convinced me that it is better to keep to myself. They convinced me that it is better for me if I stay small.… Read More Five Tools That Helped Me Not Let Anxiety & Depression Win
A little over a year ago I made a list of things I would do if I were brave. It was ten items long. The list included: cliff jumping, canyoneering, cliff jumping, riding a motorcycle, and backpacking. You can see the actual picture of my list to my left. Depression makes me not to want… Read More Moving Past My Anxiety & Depression: I’m a Brave Woman