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When Anxiety Hurts

My back hurts. My face hurts. My jaw is sore. My neck is stiff.  Anxiety is a condition that not only affects you in a cognitive sense but also affects you physically. I suffer from chronic aches and pains on an almost daily basis. I frequently get headaches, muscle spasms, jaw pain, neck pain, and […]

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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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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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Find Your MANTRA!

I have been searching for years for something to be called my mantra. I was searching for that perfect word or that perfect phrase that I could say to myself over and over that would automatically make me feel better. My anxiety boils down to I am not enough. Whatever I do it never feels […]

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I tried Meditation and Eh, didn’t really help me

About a year ago I discovered meditation. I was thrilled that there was something else (something free) I could do. I researched everything there was to know about meditation. I would wake up super early and meditate before I would go to work. I would take breaks throughout the day to meditate. I meditated on […]

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Sunday Night Anxiety

I have suffered from Sunday night anxiety for some time now. I tend to get really down and depressed on Sunday nights. Apparently this is a thing and many people who have anxiety get increased anxiety on Sunday nights. I think over the years it has became a little better when I started incorporating more […]