Anatomy of a panic attack

There is a subtle but important difference between the triggers and underlying causes of anxiety, and sometimes it can be hard to recognize this difference without help. Triggers are usually small, specific instances that put you on alert. Underlying causes are more about why you're feeling the anxiety - what you're actually thinking about. Clues to these can often … Continue reading Anatomy of a panic attack

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Where we are now

I have to admit, there was a time when I never thought I would make it to where I am now. Anxiety is hard, guys. Really hard. And the healing work is hard, too. Every step of this process has its own challenges, and when I look back on it, I'm kind of amazed at … Continue reading Where we are now

Achievement unlocked: you went to work every day!

GUYS. Something important has happened. The dude is out of town this week, and I went to work every day he was gone. I know this seems like duh, why wouldn't you go to work?, but in case you haven't been following my story for very long, you know I have a history of having to … Continue reading Achievement unlocked: you went to work every day!

Huffpo does it again

Ok guys. Seriously. Huffpo's mental health coverage is basically the best thing ever. Check out this collection of illustrations about anxiety by introvert doodles (@introvertdoodles on instagram). They are amazing and I love them.

Entitled to my emotions: unbreakable kimmy schmidt and its beautiful handling of mental health

Out of all of the things I have read and watched in the last few years that address mental health, there are two things that I feel handle it in a way that showcases the struggle and breaks down the stigma of seeking help. The first is Chris Traeger's journey on Parks and Recreation. I love … Continue reading Entitled to my emotions: unbreakable kimmy schmidt and its beautiful handling of mental health

Endurance

One of the things I've been thinking about lately is that the journey with anxiety is really about endurance. I'm in this for the long haul. This isn't really a thing that's going to completely go away, and I'm slowly but steadily coming to grips with that and accepting it. I struggle with it sometimes … Continue reading Endurance

In defense of John Mayer

Say what you want about the guy - he has definitely done/said some stupid things - John Mayer is a killer songwriter and guitarist. He can play a pretty incredible blues solo or write a hit pop song, and for his talent and versatility, he deserves your (perhaps grudging) respect. But more than that, his music is … Continue reading In defense of John Mayer