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
Okay everyone - I’m back. At least for the time being. Over the past month or so there has been so many things I have wanted to write. I just haven’t had time. I just started working full time at a job I love, but it’s also mentally draining. A week or two ago I… Continue reading Coping With Anxiety When You’re Busy & Exhausted
Sometimes I am the one struggling, other times it’s a friend. Sometimes I have to focus on myself, and other times I have some care to give to others. I have a hard time seeing people around me struggle. I know what it feels like to suffer and to feel like you’re fighting it alone.… Continue reading 7 Items to Include in a Self-Care Package
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… Continue reading Reflecting and Setting Intentions. Mental Health Journey.
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… Continue reading What Happened When I Decided to Save Myself
So this afternoon I'm leaving on a jet plane to go out west for two and half weeks. I'll be hiking, rock climbing, relaxing and drinking some brews. I'm not bringing my computer and probably won't have access to internet most of the time anyway, so I probably won't be writing blog posts. I'm sure… Continue reading Two and a Half Week Adventure- Follow me on Instagram to keep up!
Recently, I have developed an appreciation for essential oils, and how it helps my mental health. Smells have a way of bringing me back to the present. When I get lost in anxious or I depressive thoughts, smells are an easy way to bring me back to where I need to be. There are so… Continue reading Essential Oils & Mental Health
This past Friday, my anxiety, and depression were high. I received a rejection email from a blog website. This email triggered many negative thoughts. I was going to quit and give up. I figured what the point is in even trying? I was laying on my couch for a few hours after I received the… Continue reading When Anxiety and Depression Makes You Want to Stay Hidden
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
I have this thing where I wish the world would speed, or slow down depending on the situation. In good moments, I obviously wish I could be at that moment forever as if I'm asking the world just to slow down because I finally feel okay. Then there are times when I can see the… Continue reading When I’m Not Up for Mindfulness