Relaxation Therapy with ASMR

Relaxation therapy is supposed to be a coping mechanism for me to get used to. After a particularly stressful day, I decided to search for relaxing videos on YouTube. Believe it or not, I am not a huge YouTube watcher, so I had no idea what I would be walking into. This search opened up […]

How Exercise Makes You Happy Infographic

Exercise makes you happy, and I think it’s easy to forget that. Especially when you are so out of shape that exercise is nothing but pain. It’s important to remember that after you get over that nasty hurdle of boosting your strength, it will feel good to workout. I get so mad at myself when […]

Tips to Deal with Social Anxiety over the Holidays

The holiday season can be the most difficult time of year to deal with social anxiety. With family gatherings and mandatory events to commit to, anxiety can skyrocket. Personally, having too many plans on my calendar sets me off to begin with. I freak out before I even leave the house. This post contains affiliate […]

Don’t Judge When You Meet Someone

When I first meet someone I usually come off as a super spaz.  Either I will be overly-enthusiastic, clumsy, shy, or something wildly inappropriate will fly out of my mouth.  You just never know.  For this reason, I now know not to make snap judgements of people when I first meet them.  Perhaps they are […]

Xanax is Not a Pain Pill

Xanax is not a pain pill.  And yet, I used to use it as one.  I would take one when I had a headache, backache, hangover, toothache, whatever.  I would use it as a sleeping pill, to lift me up, to settle me down… for everything.  Do I sound like Dr. Suess yet?  Well, I […]

Change is Key to Recovery

Things have to change in order for anyone to recover.  This sounds like an obvious statement, but it’s so true and really key to any type of recovery.  The littlest habits or even certain people can be enough to trigger old ways.  Just like a smoker trying to quit, little details in life can get […]

Quotes About Anger and Resentment

Reading quotes about anger makes me realize what a toxic emotion it can be.  Dealing with anger appropriately is key to healing and staying healthy.  Whether you struggle with mental health or not, holding on to anger can eat you alive. Quotes make great reminders of things we probably already know.  Common sense will tell […]

Finding Motivation When You are Overwhelmed

Finding motivation when I am overwhelmed is such a challenge.  I have such a hard time tackling one thing at a time when there’s just so much to do.  My head actually starts spinning and I never know where to start. Motivation While browsing Pinterest, I found this quote (or saying?).  What a simple, and […]

Online Health Communities and Why I Love Them

Online health communities and social media can play a huge role in recovery and/or coping with mental health issues.  I think this is such a great way to reach out and connect to real people who share their stories. Reasons Why Online Health Communities Rock Find Extended Support – Maybe your inner circle (friends and […]