These are my own experiences. I am not a medical professional. We all experience criticism at some point. Sometimes it is meant to be mean, sometimes light-hearted, sometimes as a means to improvement from a well-meaning friend or colleague. Many people are able to take that criticism and use it as a healthy way… Continue reading Criticism and the Anxious Mind
Again, these are my own experiences. I am not a medical professional. Part of having any anxiety issues is the paranoia that comes with it. I don’t mean “the government is watching” or “someone is out to get me” paranoia. This is more of a worry-based paranoia. If I walk into a party and people… Continue reading Why is everyone staring at me? Anxiety and Paranoia
Before I get into this blog post, I want to make it clear that I am not writing this looking for validation or for others to boost my self-esteem. Social anxiety is a top mental illness, and I am sharing my experiences so that you might see yourself in them and realize you aren’t alone. … Continue reading The Illness of Lost Opportunities
On a brief vacation with this kid while he competes at the National Men’s Gymnastics meet. I’ll be back Monday! Also, I’ve had some trouble winding down after our busy days and I’ve been using my Calm app to help me fall asleep. It works wonders!
So many times throughout my anxiety/stress/depression journey, I have been told to try meditating. I always resisted trying it, because it seemed too easy. Just sit still for a bit? They didn’t understand! My mind was always racing. I needed to relax by watching TV or maybe reading. Sitting still and breathing did not seem… Continue reading Meditation for Dummies