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”

Anxiety

Girl vs Bush: An Illustrated Incident

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Do you ever have those moments when you know, logically, that you are acting/thinking really irrationally? But you still can’t stop. You still can’t get that thought out of your head? If you have health anxiety/hypochondria or other forms of anxiety, you probably know what I mean. Let me share with you the incident of two weeks ago.  Continue reading “Girl vs Bush: An Illustrated Incident”

Anxiety, Life In General

Another Bad Day – But That’s Okay

This should probably be titled “I Had A Bad Week,” but that just doesn’t sound as good. Plus, today was like, extra bad compared to the others. I also originally wanted to title it “I Had a Bad Day” (and yes, now that song is stuck in my head)

but apparently, I already have a post titled I Had a Bad Day (and if I’m being honest, that’s one of my personal favourite posts, so you should definitely check it out). Continue reading “Another Bad Day – But That’s Okay”

Anxiety, Life In General

Lame Ducks

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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, Life In General

No Change Is…Still Change, Apparently?

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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?”

Anxiety, marriage

Give and Take

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Relationships are supposed to be give and take. Everyone will tell you that. They will also tell you that not everything is always fair or even. During one season of life, one partner is doing more giving, and during the next, it’s the other partner’s turn. But what happens when one partner suffers from serious mental health issues?  Continue reading “Give and Take”

Anxiety

On The Edge – Dealing With Nervous Breakdowns

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The last few weeks I have been extra anxious. I mean, I am always anxious, my normal is anxious. But every so often things get worse, and I have a full fledged meltdown. Thankfully, since moving in with my parents two months ago, I have not had a single one. But now, I’m on the edge. I’m on the verge. I can feel it. But hopefully this time, I can stop it.  Continue reading “On The Edge – Dealing With Nervous Breakdowns”

Anxiety

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”