Making and using a weighted blanket

Guys! I made my weighted blanket! Isn't she gorgeous? A weighted blanket is exactly what it sounds like. It's a blanket sewn into a grid and in each square of the grid is some kind of weight, usually plastic pellets(natural stuff like corn and rice works, but can rot and isn't washable). You snuggle up under … Continue reading Making and using a weighted blanket

Weekly Roundup 3.5.17

Weekly roundup is back! Check out: This listicle about things people do because of their depression. These photos showing the public and private sides of people (ok, they happen to be celebrities but let's ignore that because I'm not into celebrity culture). These dogs, who are BFFs, and one helps the other with his anxiety. … Continue reading Weekly Roundup 3.5.17

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

The matrices of anxiety: how to predict it and what to do about it

I have to start this by saying that I went to one of the best shows ever last weekend: it was called Boy Band Review and it's exactly what it sounds like. Dudes on stage singing all of your favorite *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, and Boys II Men hits, and then some. And there were dance … Continue reading The matrices of anxiety: how to predict it and what to do about it

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