Sometimes it just is what it is; or, Lenny’s back!

Anxiety has been whirring in the background since I went back to school, and it's been especially tough since the dad passed away. It's the normal stuff: I can fall asleep but can't really stay asleep past 2am, headaches, tight chest when I wake up, the works. Usually by the time I'm done getting ready … Continue reading Sometimes it just is what it is; or, Lenny’s back!

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The intersection of grief and anxiety

Hi friends. I’m sorry I haven’t been writing much lately. I was working on a few posts and trying to decide which one I wanted to put up next, and then all hell broke loose. There are a bunch of really not great things happening, but what really turned things upside down is the loss … Continue reading The intersection of grief and anxiety

Weighted Blankets, pt. 2

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

On going back to therapy

You know how you can have this picture of something in your head and when you get there it is that but also it's not and somehow you feel inordinately disappointed? That's me right now. I was really looking forward to this summer being super chill, and instead I'm wrestling with a lot of things … Continue reading On going back to therapy

More on anxiety while traveling

So, I write about travel anxiety a lot, and I keep coming back to it because I'm honestly crap at making time for self-care while I'm traveling. Seriously. I've totally got my routine down when I'm home, but while I'm traveling I find it so hard to separate myself from my family or what I'm doing … Continue reading More on anxiety while traveling

Welcome to the new format!

YOU GUYS, LOOK! I'm so, so happy about this. I've been working pretty hard on it and I'm very excited. Up above you'll see links to pages that contain different types of resources: suggestions for coping with an attack, places where anxiety disorders are represented in media, etc. I'm adding to these all the time, … Continue reading Welcome to the new format!