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

Sanctuary

I have always loved driving, ever since I can remember.Freedom, control, changing directions, fast paced, open road.My car is my sanctuary. It is my place of safety, freedom, and peace. I sing like I am a pro, secretly wishing I was good at it (thinking I am good at it). Sometimes I drive in silence, … Continue reading Sanctuary

Growth

Growth. A word I wrote a few times in my journal over this last week. When I fell back into an anxiety spiral, I didn't let it consume me completely. I reached out to others and voiced how I was feeling, I forced myself into conversations that focused on anything but what I was thinking … Continue reading Growth

Flip the Paradigm

I pose the question: “What is the difference between the phrase “mental health” and the phrase “physical health?” I mean, besides the one innocent word preceding the term “health,” of course. Let’s be honest here, if I were to initiate a conversation about physical health, I could expect an immediate understanding, and lively discussion about … Continue reading Flip the Paradigm

The Common Phrase “Along with Diet and Exercise” is WRONG

Yesterday morning I was on a hike with my neighbor (yes, 6 ft apart I promise) and we were discussing health issues she has been dealing with. She had to plan for a virtual appointment with a dietician and a doctor and we began talking about nutrition and health issues. At one point I said, … Continue reading The Common Phrase “Along with Diet and Exercise” is WRONG

Allow Anxiety

Regardless of if someone lives with an anxiety disorder or not, it doesn’t mean they can't and don’t benefit from skills and strategies of handling anxiety. It doesn't mean others don't suffer from anxious brains. It doesn't mean I cannot use what I have learned to help others. In fact, I always do!  This morning a friend said, … Continue reading Allow Anxiety

Can you love someone with anxiety?

No one gets it. You try to explain and it just can't be grasped. Anxiety is like a tunnel vision, a foggy lens, a foreign language that only you can understand to the core. It is a vortex of thought that you get sucked deep down into without any escape in sight. Ever try to … Continue reading Can you love someone with anxiety?

2019, Here We Go

Well It is officially 2019. What will you do with it? For me, 2018 was still a bit rough and full of getting over a broken heart, learning about myself, being comfortable with saying no, doing what I want, and being who I am without fear of losing people in my life. I lost friends … Continue reading 2019, Here We Go

Foam Roll Health

    As I sit here I realize how similar this process is to the process of overcoming obstacles, facing mental health struggles, or dealing with anything that causes pain, angst, and uncertainty. It hurts the more you resist the feelings and it might take a few passes and finding where the pain originated from, … Continue reading Foam Roll Health

Think Less, Do More

Some things are out of your control. I know shocker, right? As much as we want full control and to be able to get what we want and do what we want, the truth is, it doesn't quite work that way. Not to say your visions can't become your realities or that you cannot get … Continue reading Think Less, Do More