Finding a vocabulary for anxiety

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

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What to do with me when I’m anxious: a guide for partners and loved ones

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

When you have your first panic attack in over a year.

WHAT THE FUCK, guys. Actually, I know what the fuck. It's the start of a new semester at school, and changes have been made. In addition to the craziness of last semester, I now have a whole other class (read, whole other curriculum to plan) to help students recoup their credit if they missed it … Continue reading When you have your first panic attack in over a year.

Can I Just Get a Minute?

Oh, guys. Never have I ever had a lesson in how the accumulation of small things can just derail you like I did last week. The anxiety was (thankfully) gone for the first part of the week. It was really nice to be able to breathe without feeling like my lungs were going to tear … Continue reading Can I Just Get a Minute?

Oh. It’s you again. Go away, anxiety.

You know what one of the most frustrating things about anxiety is? Every time I think I've got a handle on it, it's like awww, sweetie! That's so cute that you think I'll just stay quiet. Sometimes I wish anxiety was a person so I could punch it in its stupid face. I wrote about how … Continue reading Oh. It’s you again. Go away, anxiety.

Anxiety is an endurance race that ever ends and that no one sees you training for

You know those times when nothing huge has happened, but somehow things like not sleeping well, a transition, and/or something hanging over your head has your anxiety like  This was me for the last week and a half. The reason I kind of dropped off the face of the earth is that we went on … Continue reading Anxiety is an endurance race that ever ends and that no one sees you training for

Weekly roundup 4.30.17

Y'all. Can you believe that tomorrow In honor of the fact that we are thismuch closer to summer break, here are some rad things that have been entertaining me: @goats_gone_grazing_acres, THE BEST instagram if you love goats. This puppy in his duck pajamas. This magic cube, which could be a nice fidget toy And this baby … Continue reading Weekly roundup 4.30.17