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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 […]

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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 […]