Data mining, anxiety-style

As some of you know, I've been tracking some personal data for a few years now. I do this because it helps me detect patterns with anxiety and potential triggers and also keep on top of other symptoms like headaches. I usually do this on paper because I also keep a gratitude journal, and this … Continue reading Data mining, anxiety-style

Expectations of an Anxious Bride

Well, friends, I'm a married lady now and it's pretty awesome. Anyone who has had any part in planning, being in, or doing behind-the-scenes stuff for a wedding will tell you how stressful and consuming it is, and because of that I honestly expected that I'd be a mess on my wedding day. I was … Continue reading Expectations of an Anxious Bride

I do! Or, my pre-wedding anxiety experience

Well, friends, it's less than a week until my wedding. Hooray! I find that I'm not ruminating about it for the most part (yay!), and then every once in a while I'll have a moment where I'm like and then I realize what's about to happen. It's kind of surreal. This has been a huge … Continue reading I do! Or, my pre-wedding anxiety experience

Three things I’m ruminating about

I don't know about y'all, but when I'm anxious, I'm not sleeping well. And when I'm not sleeping well, I get more anxious. This cycle SUCKS. I've been living in it off and on for the past few weeks and there is definitely a big part of it that's my own fault. Minute to minute, … Continue reading Three things I’m ruminating about

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

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