When anxiety first started to get really bad for me in 2014, I struggled with finding the words to describe what was happening to me. How was I supposed to explain the complete batshit craziness of what was happening? How was I supposed to explain that I was terrified for no reason? That I was … Continue reading Finding a vocabulary for anxiety
You know how you can have this picture of something in your head and when you get there it is that but also it's not and somehow you feel inordinately disappointed? That's me right now. I was really looking forward to this summer being super chill, and instead I'm wrestling with a lot of things … Continue reading On going back to therapy
So, I write about travel anxiety a lot, and I keep coming back to it because I'm honestly crap at making time for self-care while I'm traveling. Seriously. I've totally got my routine down when I'm home, but while I'm traveling I find it so hard to separate myself from my family or what I'm doing … Continue reading More on anxiety while traveling
YOU GUYS, LOOK! I'm so, so happy about this. I've been working pretty hard on it and I'm very excited. Up above you'll see links to pages that contain different types of resources: suggestions for coping with an attack, places where anxiety disorders are represented in media, etc. I'm adding to these all the time, … Continue reading Welcome to the new format!
My sister sent me this a few weeks back, which I'm sure many of you have seen by now. I love that this woman made a list of ways that her partner can help her deal with her panic attacks. I made one of these for myself a long time ago, but it got me … Continue reading What to do with me when I’m anxious: a guide for partners and loved ones
The dude and I were on one of our walks the other day, just kind of talking through future stuff and next steps. In the course of our conversation, I realized that there's no single place where you can go to get everything you might need for anxiety resources; I might be wrong, but I feel … Continue reading Everything all the time
I mentioned before that saying yes can often be really hard for me. Even after working for years at a summer camp where that was part of my job requirement(seriously), I still struggle with it. Sometimes it can be incredibly difficult to give up even a little bit of control, and this can be especially … Continue reading On saying yes