Let’s Keep Talking, Folks!

I haven’t written much about my anxiety for a while, which is odd because this blog was formulated as a way to get talking about mental health issues. Part of the reason why is because I felt like I was always saying the same thing over and over again, and let’s face it — notContinue reading “Let’s Keep Talking, Folks!”

What’s Wrong With Taking a Bubble Bath?

Recently, I read quite a few articles about self care being more than just bubble baths. While I agree with that, I must bring up one important question — what’s wrong with taking baths to help you get to self care? My answer? Absolutely nothing. But, let me say this: it is definitely more thanContinue reading “What’s Wrong With Taking a Bubble Bath?”

6 Simple Ideas to Help Deal With Anxiety

For the past few years, I’ve been struggling with the effects of anxiety as they fluctuate up and down. However, it’s safe to say that anxiety will always and forever remain to be a part of me. Over the years, the way I have dealt with anxiety has changed tremendously. When I first began experiencingContinue reading “6 Simple Ideas to Help Deal With Anxiety”

11 Mantras Everyone With a Mental Illness Needs to Hear

Having a mental illness – or even just going through a rough time – can be the most isolating thing on the planet. It is like you are in a downwards spiral, and have no way out of it. With that being said, it’s hard to think that there will be an end to theContinue reading “11 Mantras Everyone With a Mental Illness Needs to Hear”

Not Tonight Dear, I Am Having A Panic Attack: Anxiety and Dating

As a person with anxiety, it is safe to say it has had an impact on my relationships. When I was in my previous relationship, it was when my anxiety was in full swing, and panic attacks were a regular occurrence. However, I was really lucky to have a boyfriend who was supportive and didContinue reading “Not Tonight Dear, I Am Having A Panic Attack: Anxiety and Dating”

Anxiety and Booze: Why I Won’t Meet You For Drinks

I am 22 years old, a college graduate, and I’ve never been drunk or set foot in a bar. At parties, instead of drinking the punch, my red solo cups are filled with ginger ale or water. And no, it’s not because I am super religious or super innocent. It’s not that I am judgmentalContinue reading “Anxiety and Booze: Why I Won’t Meet You For Drinks”

A Thank You Letter To My Therapist

A few weeks ago, I left my therapist’s office for the last time. Leaving my therapist’s office, I had realized how everything had come full circle since I had first attended therapy about ten months ago. It is safe to say that my 2016 was spent in a therapist’s office. I started going to therapyContinue reading “A Thank You Letter To My Therapist”

I Am Not Fragile

There is something that I want every single person out there who is reading this to know about my anxiety and about me: it does not make me fragile. Anxiety causes me to be a bit more sensitive than a person who does not deal with anxiety symptoms, and the smallest of things can oftenContinue reading “I Am Not Fragile”

6 Tips For Dating Someone With Anxiety

Being a significant other to someone with an anxiety, or any kind of mental illness for that matter, can be a daunting thing, especially if you have no experiences with the disorder. Anxiety can cause many different problems, especially in your point of view, you do not understand why your partner is freaking out aboutContinue reading “6 Tips For Dating Someone With Anxiety”

I Am Not My Anxiety: Sermon Delivered At Luther House Yale

The following is the transcript from a sermon I delivered at Luther House Yale on Nov. 28, 2016. A special thank you to Rev. Kari Henkelmann Keyl for allowing me to come and speak about my experiences, as well as the advice to make it the best as I can. Also, thank you Paul forContinue reading “I Am Not My Anxiety: Sermon Delivered At Luther House Yale”