Sometimes it's the little things in life that can help us see the bigger picture. Hopefully sharing my experiences helps those living with mental health challenges - and to see the bigger picture too. I have a bracelet that I wear to help raise money and awareness for mental health. Last night it broke which … Continue reading Broken Bracelet, Big Milestone
Last Thursday I spoke at a People Tree event, sharing my experience with anxiety within the theme of the event, "Comfort Zones." Specifically I shared recent aspects of my history with anxiety ranging from hospitalization, why I shifted from my prior comfort zone of avoidance to now acceptance, and more. As I shared during the … Continue reading Observations from the Mic
This past Thursday marked 90 days since I was admitted to the hospital from overwhelming anxiety. I can't say that I'm totally cured but hell, what fun would that be anyway?! I can say without a doubt that I am feeling better than I have in years, on a fraction of the meds and am … Continue reading 90 Days Out!
Wondering how to help those with anxiety? Here are the top 5 from @psychologytoday https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-practice/201607/how-help-someone-anxiety Summary 1. Educate yourself about what can help anxiety 2. Help your anxious friend break free of avoidance behavior 3. Destigmatize your friend's experience of anxiety 4. Beware the reassurance-seeking trap 5. Assist your friend/spouse/family member in getting help with anxiety Detail … Continue reading 5 Ways to Help a Friend with Anxiety
What does a starfish have to do with anxiety? A starfish is open and susceptible, stretched as far as it can be. It does not curl into a ball when the physical environment around it changes. It does not change its posture when threatened by a predator. Oftentimes when anxiety is rising or a panic … Continue reading Starfish into Anxiety
Living with anxiety or an anxiety disorder can seem like a life not worth living. I should know, I felt the same just over 60 days ago. Everyone has struggles to one extent or another. Some may seem larger than others but the truth is it’s all relative. Even celebrities who seemingly have it all … Continue reading How to Help those with Anxiety Disorders