Weekly Roundup 3.26.17

I'm in the middle of making my weighted blanket (post coming soon!), but I took a break to stuff my face with Chipotle, watch an episode of The Mindy Project and share these awesome things with you: This baby otter trying to find a comfortable sleeping position, which is basically my every night. This video about … Continue reading Weekly Roundup 3.26.17

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Updated toolkit

I'M BACK! Listen, guys. Vacation is a MUST. We didn't go anywhere, and it. was. glorious. I had the best time ever sitting on my couch, watching The West Wing, and playing with my nephew, whose current obsessions include the handle to their balcony door, drinking water out of a glass, and eating my yogurt so … Continue reading Updated toolkit

How to manage holiday anxiety

Every couple of years, my dad and step-mom get all of their progeny together for Thanksgiving. The first time, we stayed in Tahoe and I remember taking a really long and wonderful walk with my step-mom and sitting in the hot tub under the stars with my niece. The second time, we were in Santa … Continue reading How to manage holiday anxiety

Hit the ground running

We've officially finished the first week of school! I'm exhausted. All the teachers out there know what I'm talking about; on Thursday I was so tired that I couldn't even take the dog for a walk, and on Friday when I went to bed I got about 2 pages into my book before I fell … Continue reading Hit the ground running

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.

Some awesome stuff that’s been on the interwebs

Most of these are from the Huffington Post because, let's face it, Huffpo is kicking ass on the mental health front. Michelle Obama, the queen (sorry Beyonce): Let's Change the Conversation Around Mental Health Humans of New York: Anxiety photo The Huffington Post: When is it OK to Claim You're Having a Panic Attack? Some … Continue reading Some awesome stuff that’s been on the interwebs

Anxiety is a partnership

Lately I've been doing the Anxiety pack of meditations on Headspace, and something has clicked for me. It's not about making the anxiety feel consistent: a panic attack always feels this way, small anxieties always feel that way. Because it's not going to be like that. While there are commonalities - tingling and expansion in … Continue reading Anxiety is a partnership