Empathy – A Delicate Balance

I want to talk about empathy. Mostly due to Terrible Writing Club, but it’s also something I think about often. When struggling with anxiety and depression, empathy is a fascinating creature, well with me at least. I believe that empathy is an essential quality in a person, but there’s also delicate balance when it comes… Continue reading Empathy – A Delicate Balance

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No Such Thing as Clean Breaks

Sometimes, well most of the time, I wish life was black and white. That you always know the right thing to do. That walking away from things would be easy. That emotions were more easily controlled. That it was easier to work through things. That past damage didn’t affect present life so much. That problems… Continue reading No Such Thing as Clean Breaks

Learning How to Flourish When Anxiety & Depression Knock You Down

Today is my 28th birthday. I can’t begin to explain how strange that feels. It’s easy to feel like I should be so much further in my life from where I am currently. I thought I might be settled in a career by now. I thought I would feel more like an adult than I… Continue reading Learning How to Flourish When Anxiety & Depression Knock You Down

Letting Anxiety Control Your Present in Relationships

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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

Don’t Tell Me How My Anxiety Should Be

My anxiety comes out in different ways. Sometimes it’s me crying on my floor. Sometimes it’s me laying on my couch not able to move. Sometimes it’s me becoming flustered and lashing out. The triggers are different too. Sometimes it’s being insecure. Sometimes it’s an unanswered text. Sometime’s it’s nothing at all. Anxiety can manifest… Continue reading Don’t Tell Me How My Anxiety Should Be

Love, Relationships, Anxiety, Depression

A few months ago I made a video for a family member for their wedding. I remember saying “but what the fuck do I know about love?” Maybe I still do not know anything. Maybe I fool myself into thinking I do. Since I was younger, I had a fantasy of love in my head.… Continue reading Love, Relationships, Anxiety, Depression

Anxiety & Depression My Journey

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

Decisions When You Can’t Hear Your Own Voice

How do you know what the right decision is? How do you know what option is best? I have all these voices in my head telling me one thing or the other. Telling me what would be best for me or what would make my life a complete mess. Sometimes I can almost hear my… Continue reading Decisions When You Can’t Hear Your Own Voice

I Trust I am Worthy and Enough

I trust that you will never intentionally hurt me. I trust that you will always have good intentions. I trust that I am worthy of you and you are worthy of me. I trust that even when I fall apart, you will still stay by my side. I trust that I will always be in… Continue reading I Trust I am Worthy and Enough

Trusting is the Worst

I went rock climbing the other day. I was wearing the whole outfit: helmet, harness, climbing shoes. I did this climb and had a hard time using my feet. I used my knees. By the end of the climb, I was bruised, scraped, cut with blood running down my legs. On the next climb, a… Continue reading Trusting is the Worst