Life In General

Dear January, I Hate You

January, I hate you.

I hate January. Sorry, I just do. January sucks. And it extra sucks in Ontario right now. For the last week, we’ve basically been living in the North Pole. A few days ago it was like -30C. That is not even an exaggeration. Today is only -19 with the windchill, so, you know, it’s feeling pretty balmy now.
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Anxiety, Life In General

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”

Anxiety, Life In General

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”

Life In General

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”

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”

Anxiety, Life In General

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”

Anxiety

The Perfect Job – World Mental Health Day

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Today is World Mental Health Day, and this year’s focus is on mental health in the workplace. I have not written a lot about how my mental illness has affected me at work, which is actually a bit strange, considering how much anxiety ‘work’ used to give me.  Continue reading “The Perfect Job – World Mental Health Day”