Everyone's worries are different. I know for me, worry can quickly become anxiety when I start thinking unreasonably about things. "When is that presentation due?" becomes "I don't have much time" becomes "There's no way I'll finish this!" When I feel those types of thoughts getting out of control (I'm told it's called catastrophizing), I … Continue reading Worry
2019 was full of firsts for me, and a ton of opportunities in my personal and professional life. But as I look back, I find myself wondering how many opportunities I cheated myself out of because of fear. Because of the possibility of failure, rejection, or just being vulnerable. We all have moments when we … Continue reading Resolutions
In the new year, I'll be making an effort to focus on some of my experiences with anxiety in all areas of my life. And I'll be doing this on a more regular basis because, well, anxiety is not something we deal with every 6 months. Topic sneak peek for 2020 January - New Beginnings … Continue reading Coming in 2020!
I typed this out a few weeks ago and have been too lazy/stressed to bother posting it. Until today, when I saw what the President thinks of one of my favorite cities in the US. I honestly don't feel that his comments deserve a lot of attention, but it made me think a lot about … Continue reading Charles
I’m a control freak. The thought or actuality of losing control is often what triggers my panic attacks and general anxiety. And while I have gained an arsenal of ways to combat this, it’s still a problem that I struggle with. When it really only affected me, I felt like it was manageable to some … Continue reading Let it Go
My toddler is potty training, which means we are all in training. She's learning how to use a potty rather than a pull-up when she's gotta go. I'm learning the many signs and indicators that a child has to go to the bathroom. I'm also learning patience, tolerance, and comfort with bodily fluids, so...yeah. By … Continue reading Rewards
I get bored with my hair, so it's not uncommon for me to pop up with a new color or some braids, or just a blown out fro. But last week I finally gave my hair what it needed...a big chop. I got a Devacut, which is a dry haircut meant to accentuate your hair's … Continue reading #newhairwhodis – Week 1