Perspective. Tunnel Vision. Wide open view. You choose. Well, they say you choose. But do you...? They say "be positive," "it will pass," "just get over it," or anything else that makes you want to scream and rip someone's face off in the slight attempt to get someone to understand that if it were that … Continue reading I Pressed On
As great as it is that I know what I want from someone, what I deserve, and what I am willing and not willing to settle for; as great as it is that I have learned how to really listen to my heart-you know that gut feeling you get, that internal reaction you have when … Continue reading To have gained, and not have…
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
For years I wasn't ready to open up, and honestly, I didn't want to. My heart had made up its mind and as much as I tried, I couldn't force it. Give it time, they say, and you will start to be open to the idea. When your heart is invested, it's not a light … Continue reading My Turn
I remember starting therapy over 2 years ago for severe anxiety and depression, but more specifically with a life-altering diagnosis of OCD. As she reviewed the physiology of OCD and the treatment plan with me, I sat there and asked, shocked at the possibility, "So what do I do and what will I think about … Continue reading On the other side of mental health
What are you grateful for? I have many things but there are a few things I always think of: My bed: for a rejuvenating place to rest my body and relax my mind The gym: a daily therapy and clearing of the mind. A way to feel strong, able, and alive! Always my place to … Continue reading Gratitude
If things are meant to work out, something will make you hold on. Something will keep your gut speaking that language, your heart singing that tune, and your mind always coming back to the idea. You might not know the reason now, but something will show you the way. Could be tomorrow, could be next … Continue reading Just Be
How do you keep moving forward when you are not sure where you are going? How do you know if it is time to let go of something or trust yourself and ride out how you feel until something shifts? What's meant to be, will be.....do you believe that? I am having a hard time … Continue reading If only…
When you get bad news and can't talk to the one person you want to talk to...now that's a shitty feeling. Stress at work and then one piece of bad news and you are lost. Turning around in circles. Left. Right. Back. Forward. Forward yes. But how?
Why is it that people who you think are your friends, are the ones who hurt you the most? How do some people have the capacity to just up and leave, offering no explanation, and just cutting off a relationship without hesitation? Confuses the crap outta me.