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D is for Divorce

This week my husband of 7 years and I have decided to call it quits. We haven’t been in a good place in a long time so this is where it has naturally ended. First came sadness that my marriage was ending then came anxiety. I was all of a sudden inundated with thoughts from […]

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To the Test that Wasn’t

I had one of the worst days in a long time yesterday. When I am not blogging, I am a full time Medical Coder. I have been coding for almost 8 years now and I have one certification. I have been studying for months for my second coding certification. Because of the coronavirus, my April […]

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My Morning and Evening Routines

I just wanted to chat a bit about what I do to (try) to stand grounded and focused throughout my day and what my rituals look like. In the Morning I like to get up, get dressed, and make a cup of iced coffee (my favorite). I work from home so the next thing I […]

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Fear of Dying

I remember the first time I thought about death. I was about 12 years old and I was getting out of the shower. It hit me like a massive ton of bricks….I was going to die someday. As fast as the thought came, it left. Over the years I have had the same recurring thoughts, […]

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Social Media Depression

I have always been a huge fan of Facebook. I have had a Facebook now for over 15 years. A couple of years ago when my anxiety started amping up I began noticing how I was comparing my life to everyone else’s life and my life just wasn’t stacking up and it would in turn […]

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The Apps I am LOVING right now

I have recently downloaded some new apps on my phone that I thought would be good for my anxiety and wanted to share with everyone what they are and why I like them. The Shine app- I won’t go into too much detail on this one because I actually wrote a blog post about it […]

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Taking Anxiety on Vacation

Most people get super excited about going on vacations. I don’t. Not really. Not anymore. Anxiety has ruined many good moments in my life including vacations. Unfortunately, you cannot just leave anxiety at home when you go. Three years ago I went on my first cruise. I was so nervous because I did not know […]

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My new blog!

Hey everyone! I have been really enjoying writing about anxiety and being able to help people along the way! I started a second blog about recipes and cooking….The Recipe and Cooking Diva! I was never really taught how to cook and just really started learning about 2 years ago so I wanted to create something […]

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Anxiety made me cancel my husband’s anniversary gift

In a couple of days, my husband and I will be celebrating our 7 year wedding anniversary. I decided that this year we would exchange traditional wedding gifts and for 7 years you are supposed to give copper. I found some very nice copper drinking mugs on Amazon that I thought he would like and […]

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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 […]