Anxiety, Faith

Happy Five Years, I’m Fine, Stop Asking!

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My 5 year WordPress anniversary is today. I thought it was May 23rd (which is also my wedding anniversary and inspired this post last year) because I received the ‘happy anniversary’ notification late last year, but it is actually the 21st (Whatever, close enough to still make my previous post relevant!) So, happy five year anniversary, I’m Fine, Stop Asking!  Continue reading “Happy Five Years, I’m Fine, Stop Asking!”

Anxiety

Nothing To Say; I’ve Been Okay

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So, I promised I would blog once a week and have mostly been true to my word, more or less. This week I’ve really struggled with what to blog about. Partially because I have been hit with a bit of writer’s block, and partially because I’ve actually been …okay.  Continue reading “Nothing To Say; I’ve Been Okay”

Anxiety

What Is Emetophobia? Learn About The Phobia Of Vomiting

What is emetophobia? The Phobia of Vomiting

What is emetophobia? Emetophobia is the phobia of vomiting. I was diagnosed with severe emetophobia at just 8 years old – so yeah, I have a lot of experience with this often debilitating phobia. Although there is SO much more information about emetophobia now than there used to be (there’s even a Buzzfeed article on it! Like, what!), it is still a relatively unknown disorder.

Since I talk about my experience with emetophobia so often on my blog, I thought I would create a “what is emetophobia” resource page in case any of my new readers don’t really know what I’m talking about.  Continue reading “What Is Emetophobia? Learn About The Phobia Of Vomiting”

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

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!”

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”

Anxiety, Emetophobia

Fear of Fear

In the 2016 study, Does ‘Fear Of Dying’ Indicate A More Severe Presentation Of Panic Disorder? Douglas Gazarian and researchers examine anxiety and panic disorder. The researchers write:

“Theory on anxiety sensitivity suggests that individuals with PD [panic disorder] have a heightened fear of anxiety symptoms (i.e., “fear of fear”).”

Continue reading “Fear of Fear”

Anxiety, Emetophobia

I Have An Eating Disorder

When I was about 10 years old, two years after I stopped eating, my pediatrician was worried that I had anorexia. I was forced to talk on the phone with a helpline. They asked me various questions, like “Why don’t you want to eat?” And “Do you like the way your body looks?” I was actually pretty confused because I knew what they were implying. And I, of course, did not have an eating disorder!  Continue reading “I Have An Eating Disorder”