Emetophobia is my default. When everything else is okay, when I’m not particularly worried about a certain mole or dull pain, when depression slips away…emetophobia is always there. Continue reading “Too Tired To Fight – Emetophobia Update”
Tonight, I am throwing a party. A pity party. No, I don’t want you to feel bad for me (even though I clearly feel bad for myself right now). I have struggled with mental illness for my ENTIRE LIFE. Yes, it sucks. But do you know what else it means? Continue reading “A Party For One”
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.
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”
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 :)
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?”
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.
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”
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”
When I was a kid and first began experiencing severe anxiety, my dad would tell me the same words over and over again: “Do it afraid.” Continue reading “Do It Afraid”