The Collective: Essential Style Rules for the Anxious

Guys! Check out my thoughts on how anxiety and fashion intertwine in my new post for the Tabii Just Collective.

Characters dealing with mental health

Lately I've read a string of books where the main character is dealing with some sort of mental illness. I didn't do it on purpose; some of them I knew dealt with mental health issues, some not. Regardless, I'm kind of loving that there are so many books out there talking about it. What's even … Continue reading Characters dealing with mental health

Expectation vs. Reality

The thing that has always been hardest for me in terms of anxiety - and life in general, if I'm honest - is managing my expectations. I am terrible at this. I've been working on it for years, and though I'm better than I used to be, I struggle with it daily. It doesn't help … Continue reading Expectation vs. Reality

Weekly Roundup 12.25.16

A few small things: These doodles that illustrate what life as an introvert is like. Emma Stone's take on managing anxiety. And finally, more puppies. (Merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah to those celebrating.)

Anxiously angry, and other emotions

One of the things I've had a lot of trouble understanding and articulating is how anxiety sparks other emotions. I've written before about the different types of anxiety I experience, but to be honest, each time it's a little different. Always at the root, though, is the anxiety. It's not an excuse for my fear … Continue reading Anxiously angry, and other emotions

Still, after all this time

You know what really gets to me? How after years of therapy and all the rest, anxiety still gets to be like Nope, I'm in charge now and do whatever the fuck it wants until I calm down. I went to bed early last night because, even though I've been going to bed on time, teaching … Continue reading Still, after all this time

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

More on the physical effects of anxiety

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