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!
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
Hello friends. It has been a very long time. Thank you for waiting, for checking back, for reading this. As you may or may not know, teaching has a new element for me this year: I'm teaching AP Psychology. And it. is. so. hard. There are some really amazing things: I'm learning so much, and it's … Continue reading Time is out of joint
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?
Sometimes I just cannot figure my brain out. Most times when anxiety rears its head these days, I'm like oh, you, breathe for a bit, and then I'm good. But sometimes it seems like I can do all of the things I know to do, things that usually work, and still the anxiety is like … Continue reading When anxiety means trusting the thing that makes you anxious
We've been in San Francisco for a couple of days, and there are some things I've noticed about how anxiety functions when I travel. Sleep matters more than normal. The bed in our room is shoved up against the corner(which is on my side) and the room is only a foot wider than the bed … Continue reading Going to California
Let's just take a second and talk about how amazing sleep is. SERIOUSLY. I slept a lot last night and I feel way, way better. In therapy yesterday, we were talking about how the last couple of days have been and I was saying that I'm glad that the bad days are better and how in some … Continue reading Spring cleaning