One of the things that has helped me most has been keeping a bookmark folder full of anxiety resources, pictures of adorable puppies, or other things that I find interesting. It's been really cool to have a bank of go-tos that can cheer me up, remind me that I'm not alone, offer advice, or just … Continue reading Weekly Roundup 11.6.16
I got back on the mat yesterday and boy howdy, let me tell you: THAT SHIT IS AMAZING. I knew I missed yoga while I was sick (still am, kinda, tbh). I knew I was just a little less content, a little more restless. But I thought it was just a little bit. It was … Continue reading Exhale; Tadasana
(I'm just going to jump right in as if my posts haven't been few and far between for the last couple of months.) I've talked a lot about yoga. About how it helps relieve anxiety, about my practice, about how it's nice to set aside that space for myself almost every day. And all of … Continue reading On Stamina
How I wish people would talk to me about anxiety
It seems like you're not really yourself today. Is there something specific going on that you feel like talking about? If not, that's ok. Just know that I'm here to listen if you choose to say something. You're feeling anxious? How can I help you? I'd be happy to run to the corner store and … Continue reading How I wish people would talk to me about anxiety
We are here to PUMP you up
I have written a lot (I mean a lot) about my yoga practice. And I'm totally cool with that, because yoga is awesome. I'll write more about it, and I'm cool with that, too. But I haven't really written about my weightlifting and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), which a lovely reader pointed out to … Continue reading We are here to PUMP you up
For those of you who have been following this for a while (or are new! Hey! Welcome!), you know how important yoga is to me. I've shared some of the music I listen to while I practice and in the near future will be posting sequences specifically geared to anxiety. I've haven't been as on … Continue reading Down Dog
You do you, buddy.
As we're wound down our work together, my therapist and I talked about this whole process and what it's been like(separate post on ending therapy is forthcoming). She brought up the fact that I've been very proactive about it, calling my approach to anxiety "methodical". I started laughing when she said that because yes, I absolutely … Continue reading You do you, buddy.
The end, the beginning
So, I have kind of a big announcement. Next week is my last therapy session. It is crazy to me that this is where I am. For so long, especially when I first started, I didn't see myself ever stopping. Therapy is just so awesome; I've never experienced anything like it and it was helpful … Continue reading The end, the beginning
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
Finding the right therapist
As you guys know, I love Huffington Post's coverage of mental health. They are inclusive, compassionate, and straightforward, and I really appreciate that. This morning they published some incredible stats about mental health and the pervasiveness of issues, and I highly encourage you to take a look at them. There are a number of issues mentioned that I … Continue reading Finding the right therapist