Getting out from under

I've written before about my love/hate relationship with anxiety: I love that it keeps me organized and conscientious of others and that it's heightened my sense of empathy. I hate that it makes me feel nauseous, that I can't always enjoy important moments, and that it makes some really simple things really difficult. My biggest … Continue reading Getting out from under

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Stand up and rock the boat

Let me be super straight with you guys. For most of my life, I have been a terrible advocate for myself. Some of that was out of ignorance that I needed to say something - not knowing a whole situation and so I couldn't speak up - some of it out of laziness, some of … Continue reading Stand up and rock the boat

On gratitude

I've spent a lot of time here recently talking about the work that I've done to manage my anxiety, and while I think that's important, I think it's also really important to acknowledge that I did not get here alone. So, please indulge me while I take a minute (or many) to say thank you … Continue reading On gratitude

Things to know if you know someone with anxiety

In trying to make more of a commitment to seeing my friends (hey guys), I've been thinking about what I want to say if the topic of anxiety comes up. I am fortunate enough to have a really supportive, empathetic group of people in my life, but I know that's not always the case. And … Continue reading Things to know if you know someone with anxiety

Pilgrim’s progress

When I was younger, I absolutely loved Little Women. As in, read it more than once a year, felt Jo's anger and sadness every time Amy burned her book, cried every time Beth died, felt joy every time one of the sisters found their partner. It remains to this day one of my favorites. I remember … Continue reading Pilgrim’s progress

Asking for help is hard

I want to start this post with a thank you to everyone who reads. Even if we don't talk about it - or maybe we do - knowing that you're out there reading and understanding is great. And maybe even this is helpful for you, I don't know. But just being heard is great. And … Continue reading Asking for help is hard

Spring cleaning

Let's just take a second and talk about how amazing sleep is. SERIOUSLY. I slept a lot last night and I feel way, way better. In therapy yesterday, we were talking about how the last couple of days have been and I was saying that I'm glad that the bad days are better and how in some … Continue reading Spring cleaning