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

Being a Chameleon Helps

I realized that I am somewhat of a chameleon.I adapt to my surroundings and this helps me survive. A lot of people have been talking about quarantine time and the idea that whether you are an introvert or an extrovert can really impact how you handle this forced isolation. Introverts tend to feel very happy … Continue reading Being a Chameleon Helps

Thinking Without Thinking

When I am not thinking about anxiety and OCD, I am thinking about anxiety and OCD. It is annoying actually but somehow becomes an enemy, friend, and shadow all in one. It's like the feeling when a little child plays the "stop copying me" game: that nagging thing in the back of your mind that … Continue reading Thinking Without Thinking