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!
At least, it is for me. I definitely don't speak for everyone. We are not all the same. But here's the thing: it's not actually about how I look. Yes, I like to look nice and I care about that. I have never shown up to work - of any kind, even breaking down a … Continue reading Why appearance is important for people with anxiety
Before we dive into the actual tips part, I feel like I should probably give you a run-down of my self-care history (spoiler alert, it's not great). My parents got divorced when I was really young, and I have no memory of them as a couple. It's weird to me when they're in the same … Continue reading Self-care tips
So, here's the thing. Anxiety is mad physical. We forget that. Commonly, we talk about the emotional and mental toll that conditions like Generalized Anxiety Disorder take on us, but those of us in the know have a whole different take on things. I've written about physical symptoms of the different types of anxious days … Continue reading More on the physical effects of anxiety
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
Anxiety does crazy things to your perception; not only of time, but of events, people, meaning - everything. The dude is in Florida visiting his parents, and it's just me and the dog. Which is awesome because that means I get to cuddle with her a ton and I can stretch out in bed. It … Continue reading Self-care and perception