Anxiety, Life In General

Broken Toes, Ear Infections, and 2018

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As others started the new year off with resolutions and hope, I started my new years off with antibiotics and an ear infection. Yay! Even as I write this, I can’t hear anything out of my left ear. Though I’m not big on new years resolutions, I sort of had a new years revelation this year.  Continue reading “Broken Toes, Ear Infections, and 2018”

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I Had A Good Day

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I usually write whenever I need to vent or when I want to share my crappy experiences in hopes that I can make someone else feel better…or at least laugh. But I want to share the other side of my mental illness – the side when it is not overwhelming and that voice quiets down for just a moment.  Continue reading “I Had A Good Day”

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Success!

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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 :)

Guest Posts

GUEST POST: Why I Choose to Speak Openly About my Depression

I’m super excited to announce a guest post and collaboration with another amazing blogger, I have had the opportunity to get to know over the last few months. Katie and I may live across the world from each other, but we are both working hard to bring awareness to mental illness in our own little corners of the earth! I just wanted to thank you Katie for all the hard work you’ve put into this, and how much of a pleasure it has been getting to know you more!

• You can check out her awesome blog here: Katie’s Sanctuary – Give her a follow!
• You can check out my post about living with emetophobia on her blog here!

Why I Choose to Speak Openly About my Depression – By Katie

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For a long time, depression had me believe that I had to suffer in silence.  Continue reading “GUEST POST: Why I Choose to Speak Openly About my Depression”

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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.

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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”