I Tried to Wash You Away

I tried to starve you away. I didn’t eat hoping my body would start eating pieces of you from me instead. I tried to wash you away. I showered wishing the water would clean you from me. But you’re so imprinted on me that it’s going to take more than a shower to get rid… Continue reading I Tried to Wash You Away

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Quick Reader Survey

Hi all! I am really trying to understand my readers more. I ended up creating a 9 question survey to try gain some insight. The survey is anonymous and voluntary. I will only be using the results to see how I use my blog in the future. Click the photo or here is another link! Thank… Continue reading Quick Reader Survey

Being Happy in the Present While Having Anxiety

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… Continue reading Being Happy in the Present While Having Anxiety

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

Post on Narrative’s of Hope

Hey everyone! I wrote a guest post for Narrative's of Hope explaining more about my journey with anxiety and depression. I go over the lessons it has taught me and the pain it has caused. Please go check it out! I really love this piece. Click the link here or below: Sylvia's Story

Winter Hiking & Anxiety

A little over a year ago, I hiked up to Tuckerman’s Ravine in winter. I was doing well, but once we reached the top, I was overcome with anxiety. I became angry and went into flight or fight mode for no reason. I ended up just leaving and hiking down myself without telling anyone. This… Continue reading Winter Hiking & Anxiety

Should Be There

I'm here. But I should be there I should have gotten better sooner  I should have figured it out sooner  I should have been present  I should have been there  Instead I'm filled with regret  With the coulds and the shoulds The what I would be doing now  It shouldn't have taken that shock  I shouldn't… Continue reading Should Be There

Four Tips for When You are Caught up in the Past

Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional. This article is in regards to more typical struggles of getting stuck in the past and having it cause anxiety, pain, or hurt in your current life. This article is not about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Maybe it can help you with some things, but this is… Continue reading Four Tips for When You are Caught up in the Past

Thoughts, Thoughts – Go Away

Here’s the thing, I sometimes get lost in everything. Becoming overwhelmed with everything happening. It makes me feel like I am alone, when I’m in fact I’m surrounded by loved ones. At times, it’s hard to understand why my mind so easily jumps to the worst possible conclusion in most situations. How much self-loathing can… Continue reading Thoughts, Thoughts – Go Away

Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra for Anxiety and Depression

If I'm honest, I’m not your typical “yoga girl.” I have tried yoga in the past. Repeating the sun salutations gives me anxiety. I get bored doing the videos. I have gone to a yoga class, which was way too difficult for me (my fault), and I haven’t been back since. When I started reaching… Continue reading Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra for Anxiety and Depression