I May Be Doing Well, But I Still Get Anxiety Attacks.

For the past few months, my anxiety and depression have been under control. I could handle the irrational thoughts. I could tell when I needed a break. I could tell when I needed some help. I thought I was finally an expert at handling my anxiety. That it could no longer sneak one past me.… Continue reading I May Be Doing Well, But I Still Get Anxiety Attacks.

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Being Aware of Anxiety and Depression

I’ve been slacking in this whole writing thing lately. It’s probably because I have been busy, but I also believe that I was subconsciously conducting an experiment. I wanted to see if the fact that I’m writing about my struggles exacerbates my struggles or if it helps me. Inside my lovely brain, I kept going… Continue reading Being Aware of Anxiety and Depression

Pretending I’m Okay Never Works

Sometimes I think I’m well - finally. That I don’t need to pay attention to my mental health as I used to. I would become so frustrated that there’s something so wrong with me - that I have to be a person that has to pay such close attention to things like that. Why can’t… Continue reading Pretending I’m Okay Never Works

Goodbye Jealousy. Hello Community.

I have struggled with jealousy of other women for a long time. It’s not something I’m proud of. I always felt that I needed to be the best, when I knew that I never could. If another woman was better at an activity, prettier, smarter - it put me down entirely - even if she… Continue reading Goodbye Jealousy. Hello Community.

What Happens When You Hate Yourself

Today I am not a fan of myself, dare I say, I hate myself. Self-loathing is quite an awful thing to have because you are around yourself all the time. When you don’t like other people, you can at least escape. You can choose to not be around them, but when it’s yourself that you… Continue reading What Happens When You Hate Yourself

Weekend Adventures With Anxiety & Depression

When you work full time or have friends that do, you may often adventure on weekends to go to new places. It can be hard to wait for that one week that you and others can take off, so weekends are a logical choice. It’s a chance to get away from “normal” life. A chance… Continue reading Weekend Adventures With Anxiety & Depression

Why I’m Not Going to Pretend I’m Perfect

Social media is hard sometimes. I think most people can get that. We see what everyone else wants us to see. We see the perfect moment’s in their lives. The ideal couple shots. The exciting news. Looks when they are put together and look their best. Moments when they are happy. We don’t always hear… Continue reading Why I’m Not Going to Pretend I’m Perfect

Tips on Surviving an Anxiety Relapse

I have been doing pretty well with my anxiety lately. I had in under control. I was more secure with things in my life. I was second guessing myself or others. If some random anxious thought came up, I was usually able to rationalize it. I wasn’t lashing out at others. I was in control… Continue reading Tips on Surviving an Anxiety Relapse

Anxiety No Longer Protects Me

No one enjoys getting hurt. No one enjoys having their trust betrayed. No one enjoys their heart breaking. But it happens. To all of us. One way or the other. Sometimes - people are resilient. They can take the pain, process it, and go on. To others, every tear creates a piece of wall that… Continue reading Anxiety No Longer Protects Me

Moving Forward Despite Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety tends to have me jump to the worst case scenario in everyday situations. We like to poke fun at this in memes - and don’t get me wrong they make me laugh every time. Like this one - it’s me, and I’m sure some of you.   But in reality, it’s not really funny.… Continue reading Moving Forward Despite Anxiety & Depression