Sneaky ways that anxiety affects my relationships

Anyone who has anxiety or knows someone who has it knows that it's not an easy thing, especially if there are panic attacks involved. There is so much that you can do to manage it, which is great, and it feels pretty good to find a management strategy that keeps you at a pretty even … Continue reading Sneaky ways that anxiety affects my relationships

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The difficulties and joys of being a Highly Sensitive Person

I've been thinking about this a lot, lately: I'm a Highly Sensitive Person, and it's both great and terrible. For instance, getting engaged is awesome. It's also brought up a lot of feelings that I didn't know I had, and that's been rough. Add to that the fact that the dude has been traveling for … Continue reading The difficulties and joys of being a Highly Sensitive Person

To ruminate or not to ruminate; that is the question

Well, guys, I officially live in Brooklyn now and it. is. the. best. Seriously, let me just break this down for you. Our new place is a big step up in terms of niceness: the fixtures are gorgeous, there's way more closet space, the design is really open, there's a washer/dryer in the apartment, we're up … Continue reading To ruminate or not to ruminate; that is the question

Panic! On my kitchen floor

Well friends, my streak of no panic attacks is officially over. I've had 2 in 24-hours and it. has. sucked. Let me explain. No, there is too much. Here's what's happening in my life right now: still wedding planning (August!), we're moving (in two weeks!), I'm having some feelings about my family (always), and the … Continue reading Panic! On my kitchen floor

Well, that was unexpected

So... The dude and I got engaged! I know. It's very exciting. And if you're wondering, we don't have a date yet. We were celebrating my birthday last month: I came home to a house with all of the chores done, he made me burgers(yum), and we watched some of the Great British Bake Off. … Continue reading Well, that was unexpected

Sometimes it just is what it is; or, Lenny’s back!

Anxiety has been whirring in the background since I went back to school, and it's been especially tough since the dad passed away. It's the normal stuff: I can fall asleep but can't really stay asleep past 2am, headaches, tight chest when I wake up, the works. Usually by the time I'm done getting ready … Continue reading Sometimes it just is what it is; or, Lenny’s back!

The intersection of grief and anxiety

Hi friends. I’m sorry I haven’t been writing much lately. I was working on a few posts and trying to decide which one I wanted to put up next, and then all hell broke loose. There are a bunch of really not great things happening, but what really turned things upside down is the loss … Continue reading The intersection of grief and anxiety