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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 […]

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5 ways my anxiety actually HELPS me!

I thought I would come on here to share some of the ways I have found over the years that having anxiety has helped me. I am always early. ALWAYS. I will be one of the first persons at your party and I am always the first one at my daughter’s bus stop in the […]