How anxiety makes me second-guess my emotions

Recently I've had a couple of experiences where I've been feeling things way more strongly than I usually do. Some of this is in my personal life, some not. Some things shifted at work, and even though my work husband did me a solid and gave me a heads up about it before they announced … Continue reading How anxiety makes me second-guess my emotions

I don’t need you to manage my anxiety, but I do need you to be mindful of it.

One of the things about anxiety that's most difficult for me on a day-to-day basis is the rumination. While it's easy to explain to people how thoughts or topics get stuck in your brain, what's not easy to explain is why they get stuck there. Or how stupid you feel for not being able to let … Continue reading I don’t need you to manage my anxiety, but I do need you to be mindful of it.

How my dog helps my anxiety

Look at this face. Look how cute. I get to come home to this every day, and it's amazing. I say all the time that I don't know how I would have gotten through all of the really intense anxiety stuff without the dude and my sister. And I really don't. But I also wouldn't … Continue reading How my dog helps my anxiety

Weekly Roundup 2.12.17

Some things: This meltdown guide, which is THE BEST simple and clear advice on how to be the partner of someone with anxiety, panic attacks, and/or depression(and is also generally a good guide for being a partner/human). The Wikipedia article on Nellie Bly, who exposed the awful treatment of asylum patients in 1887 and changed … Continue reading Weekly Roundup 2.12.17

Goodbye, 2016 + Weekly Roundup 1.1.17

I'm not much for New Year's resolutions - personally I think you should be working on your shit all year long - but something I want to start working on happens to coincide with the beginning of 2017, so here we are. I want to start saying yes more. I used to practice this a … Continue reading Goodbye, 2016 + Weekly Roundup 1.1.17

On turning 30

Today is my 30th birthday. It feels big and small at the same time. On the one hand, it feels like just another year, and just because both numbers in my age have changed isn't really cause for a huge thing. On the other hand, it's nice to finally kiss my 20s goodbye. While there … Continue reading On turning 30

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

Sad Sunday

Oh guys. Yesterday was a doozy. I started out the day feeling ok, actually. I did all of my normal Sunday morning things: I walked the dog, did the laundry, had my bagel. But as the day went on, I just got more and more blah. I watched Top Gear (a favorite) but it wasn't making … Continue reading Sad Sunday

Weekly Roundup 11.20.16

Here are some things that made me laugh, or think, or both this week: This study about how people process trauma differently. Going to a fundraiser for the amazing non-profit Kids Creative, where I worked for 6 years(? seven?). They teach conflict resolution and anti-bullying using theatre arts. It's the best. These super cute goats. … Continue reading Weekly Roundup 11.20.16

Weekly Roundup 11.13.16

As I said before, I have a lot of thoughts and feelings about this election. While I want to speak out about it, that's not the purpose of this blog. I can't promise that it won't find its way into my writing, but I will try to stay focused mostly on anxiety. That being said, … Continue reading Weekly Roundup 11.13.16