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

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Back to Reality and Anxiety

So these past two weeks I have been mainly living in a van and traveling with my boyfriend and traveling around Southwest USA. During our trip, my anxiety and depression were pretty low. Anxiety and depression never took over and ruined our trip. I was able to relax. I was able to be adventurous. I’m… Continue reading Back to Reality and Anxiety

Bring On Life: I Can Handle It

For two weeks I explored from San Francisco to Seattle. Hiked. Camped. Rock Climbed. With a few others. Basically lived in a tent and took only a few showers. For some, this may not sound bad. For me, it was challenging. I become overwhelmed being surrounded by people all the time. Intense physical activity makes… Continue reading Bring On Life: I Can Handle It

Five Tips for Group Travel When You Have Anxiety and Depression

This Sunday I returned to Connecticut after a two week trip out west. My friends and I arrived in San Francisco and then drove up throughout the next two weeks and flew out of Seattle. This trip included a lot of camping, hiking, rock climbing, and driving. In total there was six of us, but… Continue reading Five Tips for Group Travel When You Have Anxiety and Depression

Two and a Half Week Adventure- Follow me on Instagram to keep up! 

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! 

Mental Health Travel Planner- FREE Download

Click here to access the Free Mental Health Travel Planner. Traveling can be an incredible experience. Going to new places. Meeting new people. Experiencing a new culture. Eating new food. Learning new things about the world and yourself. I have always enjoyed travel since I was younger, but starting in my early twenties, this came… Continue reading Mental Health Travel Planner- FREE Download

Day 13: Discuss Something on Your Bucket List

I want to travel. There are so many places I want to see that I cannot just pick one, but Iceland and Patagonia are on the top of my list. I’m nervous, though. I’m nervous that I will be too scared to actually go. I hadn't traveled internationally since Peru in April 2015. I traveled… Continue reading Day 13: Discuss Something on Your Bucket List

7 Lessons I Learned During My Study Abroad Experience with Depression

My study abroad experience was strange or maybe just different from what others would expect. I studied abroad in my fall semester of my senior year in Cusco, Peru. I lived in a hostel with other students. The program was separated from the university and there was only around twenty other students in the program… Continue reading 7 Lessons I Learned During My Study Abroad Experience with Depression

Day 06: Something that excites you and fills you with joy.

People often say that I have a “happy” personality. When I talk about anything that I am passionate about, I become immensely excited which is easily noticeable. I love talking about things that I am passionate about, which I’m sure is true for most people. Besides talking about things I am passionate about (mental health,… Continue reading Day 06: Something that excites you and fills you with joy.

Venturing Solo

This past summer has kind of been about “dating myself”. Before June this year, the main thing I could do by myself is shopping or going to a place like Panera or Starbucks to get something to-go and then go home. I was never comfortable. I always felt out of place or that I just… Continue reading Venturing Solo