Anxiety, Life In General

Success!

SUCCESS

Before I begin, I want to send a shout-out to my virtual friend Katie, because her recent post actually inspired me to do…well…what I’m about to tell you I did.

Vacations are hard for me. Just search my blog and you will see that pretty much every time I’ve gone on vacation, I’ve had at least one horrific emetophobia-induced panic attack.  Continue reading “Success!”

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My Top 3 “Self-Care” Methods

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Everyone seems to be obsessed with “self-care” lately – not that I’m saying it’s a bad thing or anything. Still, I am a bit skeptical about what self-care really means to some people…a lot of people work an insane amount of hours and never get enough sleep and eat terribly but that one bath bomb a month with a glass of wine…that’s self-care?  Continue reading “My Top 3 “Self-Care” Methods”

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My House

 

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Max sitting on the couch in our old house

The other night I had a dream that two of my older friends (as in, older in age…but also older in that I’ve known them for a long time) came over. Instead of feeling excited to see my old friends, I had an enormous mental breakdown. Apparently, I can’t escape my anxiety even in my dreams but whatever, that’s not (really) the point.  Continue reading “My House”

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Thank You!

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This past week, I reached over 500 followers! I just wanted to thank everyone who has ever read a post, shared something on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, commented, or participated on my blog in any way. I have had this blog since 2013 and boy have things changed!

I used to be terrified, and maybe even a little ashamed, to write about my struggles with mental health. This blog has helped me in so many ways, from learning to be okay with who I am, to meeting so many other AMAZING people who not only understand what I’m going through, but have offered me advice and love and support along the way.

Thank you everyone! I probably would have given up blogging a long time ago if it wasn’t for this amazing little community :)

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Everyday Motivation #2

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I have been learning the art of self-motivation lately. Don’t Stop Now is not only the name of my book, but also something I remind myself to do every day. Life is hard. Don’t stop now. Work is stressful. Don’t stop now. Overcoming anxiety? Yeah, don’t stop now with that one either.

When things get hard and you want to give up, don’t stop. You’ve come a long way, I know it.

Life In General

Life in General

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I have three main categories on my blog: Faith, Anxiety, and Life in General. At different points in my blog, I have written significantly about different categories. For example, a lot of my early posts revolve around Christianity and singleness. A while later, I focus on dating and my emetophobia. Lately, if you’ve noticed, I have written almost exclusively about anxiety.  Continue reading “Life in General”

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Safe

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You ever hear a song that really hits you? It might not even have anything to do with what you’re feeling, but you hang onto a lyric or two and you feel like it was written just for you? That’s how I feel about these lyrics from Wolves by Big Wreck. Which, by the way, is an awesome song. If you haven’t heard the song before, check it out below.

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Another Bad Day – But That’s Okay

This should probably be titled “I Had A Bad Week,” but that just doesn’t sound as good. Plus, today was like, extra bad compared to the others. I also originally wanted to title it “I Had a Bad Day” (and yes, now that song is stuck in my head)

but apparently, I already have a post titled I Had a Bad Day (and if I’m being honest, that’s one of my personal favourite posts, so you should definitely check it out). Continue reading “Another Bad Day – But That’s Okay”

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Lame Ducks

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A few weeks ago, I finally set up a contact page. I’ve wanted to connect with other anxiety/mental health bloggers for a while to hopefully begin some sweet collaborations and thought this was the best way to do it. Well, I received my very first spam email the other day. And instead of immediately trashing it, I read it.  Continue reading “Lame Ducks”

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No Change Is…Still Change, Apparently?

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I often talk about how even good change is still change – and how hard that is on someone who hates change. For example, my husband and I recently moved in with my parents, which ended up being very good change…but it was still hard. Now I’ve been faced with something new; a non-change that…still feels like change.  Continue reading “No Change Is…Still Change, Apparently?”