When the Ebbs Flow

5 years in and it still happens.Yup our moods can change. They ebb and flow and the ebbs flow and will always ebb again.I have accepted that my mood can dip without notice, and I just have to be patient. Part of the nature of mental health is that it happens. You wake up one … Continue reading When the Ebbs Flow

Anxiety Flare Ups Linger

When I have a bout of high anxiety that causes a cascade of thoughts, fears, and emotions, sometimes scary and unwanted, it doesn't just stop when it's over. I wish it did. I wish it were that easy; when the anxiety was gone I would restart life where I left off. However, it lingers. It's … Continue reading Anxiety Flare Ups Linger

Dealt a Bad Hand of Cards

Tonight at work, my CEO was talking about how he got over the 4 stages of diabetes: Denial, Anger, Depression, and Acceptance (DADA). I am pretty sure that these same stages can be applied to OCD or any mental health disorder. They might take on slightly different orders or it might look like "dADa" but … Continue reading Dealt a Bad Hand of Cards

Exercise is My Drug

Heart races. Sweat pours. Body aches. Burning sensation. Mind goes blank. World around me┬áblurs. Can't see anything else; can't hear anything else...Focus. Determination. Sounds like a few things huh? Could be really bad spinning into a panic, a bout of anxiety with no place to go. Funny how the physical symptoms are so similar to … Continue reading Exercise is My Drug