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The Waves of Post Break-up Depression

I could sit here and lie about what has been running through my mind lately and tell you everything has been going good but what good with that do. It has been a rough couple of weeks. I have good days, very good days, and very bad days. The depression hits just like waves hit […]

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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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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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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 […]