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
When I first started therapy, I was so deep into a rabbit hole of "What ifs" and "How do I knows if/that...?" I thought again and again about my past, what had just led up to me being in therapy, trying to make sense of it all! It was exhausting and here was my therapist … Continue reading My Way Through OCD Therapy
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?
These messages were left at my door by my sister-in-law one night when I was living in California and today the same word was used to describe me. Resilient....adjective 1. springing back; rebounding. 2. returning to the original form or position after being bent,compressed, or stretched. 3. recovering readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyant … Continue reading Resilience
It's vicious. It's a cycle that is hard to get out of. It traps you. It is unfair but feels so appropriate. You roll the dice, move forward, but then the next time it's your turn you lose momentum and slide backwards to where you started. It becomes a tango, sliding forward and backward, excited … Continue reading Self-Blame Game