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Angry and Anxious

I have been told many many times in the past that I can get so angry. I remember fighting with my high school sweetheart and him telling me that I am such an angry person and I would cry explaining how I had no idea why. It wasn’t until years later when I finally realized […]

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When Anxiety turns into Depression

When I think about myself I do not think of myself as a person who is capable of depression. I think of myself as anxious but not depressed. When I go to the doctor’s office and fill out new paperwork and there is a checkbox next to depression I am always hesitant to check it. […]

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When you can’t heal your anxiety

I say this often but healing is not linear. We all heal in different ways and some of us never heal at all. Since I started getting help for my anxiety I thought it would be easy. I thought I would take the medicine, practice the yoga, do the meditations, and exercise daily and I […]

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Emerging Blogger Series: The Anxiety Diva

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the … Emerging Blogger Series: The Anxiety Diva

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My Go-To when everything is falling apart

When I started therapy 2 years ago, I was lost. I knew I needed help but couldn’t imagine what I could learn in therapy that would actually help me in real life. Then my therapist suggested I start a journal. My first thought was I am 28 years old and you want me to have […]

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Social Anxiety as a people person?

I will be the first one to tell you that I have social anxiety and have been having it for a very long time. I will also tell you I am super friendly and talkative. Doesn’t make sense right? The definition of social anxiety disorder is a chronic medical health condition in which social interactions […]

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OCD-pandemic style

If you have read any of my other posts you already know I suffer with chronic anxiety. When my anxiety gets really bad, I get depressed and the cycle continues. When the coronavirus hit New Orleans things got bad quick. The life I was living was cut off and my husband was put in harm’s […]

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A Day in the Life of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

I have been anxious since I was a child. I was very shy until I got to really know you. I would cry and plead to stay home if there was something going on at school that I did not want to attend (birthday luncheons were the worst for me). I was called goody two-shoes […]

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How to tell an empowering story (and flip the script)

If you have ever struggled with anxiety you know that you probably also deal with a lot of negative thoughts. For me, I was dealing with negative thoughts all day everyday. I couldn’t seem to shake the feeling that I was the worst person ever and everything I did was wrong and my life sucked. […]

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Fear of going new places

When I started driving at the age of 16, I was free to go do what I wanted to do and I had my very own car to get there but I had one thing holding me back….fear. It got so bad the only time I would drive in my car by myself was to […]