A couple of years back, I made my own weighted blanket to help with anxiety and the poor sleep that can accompany it. I love it; I love the fabric I picked, it was a fun project with lots of "help" from the dog, and it always helps me stay asleep when I'm having a … Continue reading Weighted Blankets, pt. 2
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
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
Weekly Roundup 4.16.17
I've been on spring break for a week, and it has been GLORIOUS. Spring is here, there's so much sunshine, I get to be outside all the time, I've seen a lot of friends I was neglecting and got to hang out with my nephew and sister. It's been 💯. Here are some of the … Continue reading Weekly Roundup 4.16.17
Making and using a weighted blanket
Guys! I made my weighted blanket! Isn't she gorgeous? A weighted blanket is exactly what it sounds like. It's a blanket sewn into a grid and in each square of the grid is some kind of weight, usually plastic pellets(natural stuff like corn and rice works, but can rot and isn't washable). You snuggle up under … Continue reading Making and using a weighted blanket