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’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
For my previous job I usually relied on public transit into Boston, but every once in awhile I would drive instead. By far my least favorite part was getting through the rotaries/round-abouts/circles of misery. Lanes don’t exist and there are no rules. I had my first real Masshole experience in a rotary and it may … Continue reading Rotaries
Today I chose to go to yoga rather than pick up my daughter from school. Her favorite sitter is picking her up and they’re having a blast. And my anxious brain has been telling me what a terrible mom I am. That only bad parents choose self care over childcare. Quite frankly, anxious brain, you … Continue reading Namaste