Anxiety, Life In General

Safe

Wolves

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.

Anxiety, Life In General

Lame Ducks

lame ducks

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”

Anxiety

Everyday Motivation

anxiety quote - do it afraid

As I mentioned in a recent post titled Do It Afraid, I used to hate it when my dad told me “Just do it afraid!” But now, I honestly feel like this is the phrase I live off of. Lately, I’ve had to do everything afraid, as my emetophobia has seriously flared up.

Hopefully, this simple phrase can give someone else motivation on this Friday evening :)

Anxiety, Life In General

No Change Is…Still Change, Apparently?

no change

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?”

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Just Keep Sweeping – Or, Why Existential Dread Is The Worst Thing Ever

existential dread
This perfect comic is from the amazing Owlturd.com

I don’t think I need to list out all of my anxiety issues again. If I did, it would take a while. I have pretty much stopped counting all of the phobias and conditions I’ve acquired over the years. I often talk about how my emetophobia is by far the worst of my anxiety disorders. And, for the most part, it is because it affects me every day. But if I am being honest, it’s actually not the very worst.

Continue reading “Just Keep Sweeping – Or, Why Existential Dread Is The Worst Thing Ever”

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Never Would I Ever

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I have suffered from severe anxiety for my entire life. After living with crippling anxiety for so long, you tend to learn your boundaries. And because I know what happens if and when those boundaries are crossed (a horrendous panic attack or two), I’ve learned to be great at telling people “no.” Continue reading “Never Would I Ever”

Anxiety, Emetophobia

“What’s Wrong With You?” – An FAQ About Me

What's wrong with you - anxiety disorders FAQ

If you suffer from any mental health issues, you probably know that feeling when you are just so tired of explaining the same things over and over again. Sometimes, explaining my disorders or the reasons for my weird behaviour is embarrassing (which it shouldn’t be, but it feels that way), frustrating, or just plain hard. This post is about 25% silliness and 75% seriousness. It is also 100% true.  Continue reading ““What’s Wrong With You?” – An FAQ About Me”