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 […]

Keep Your Damn Casserole

I have read that mental illnesses are not a casserole disease. If you get cancer, in an accident, or are injured somehow, people send casserole. When you have bipolar disorder, chronic anxiety, and other invisible illnesses, there are no casseroles. Keep your Damn Casserole and Just Understand Well, I am here to tell you to […]

The Benefits of a Muscle Twitch

Muscle twitch issues used to drive me insane, but now I think I might miss them a little. Let me step back for a moment because it’s been a while since I wrote a post on this blog. My intention was to have my blog posts tell a story, but I completely messed up the […]

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 […]

Random Racing Thoughts in the Shower

I have racing thoughts quite often, but in the shower they get a turbo blast.  Sometimes they can be a bit impressive and I feel like I can solve the problems of the world.  Too bad they usually get washed right down the drain once I am done.  Today’s thoughts were particularly stupid and meaningless, […]

Anxiety Triggers and How to Handle Them

Anxiety triggers are anything that, well, triggers your anxiety.  You will eventually get to know them and hopefully learn how to handle them.  The best option is to remove them from your life, but that’s not always practical.  Certain things are unavoidable and that’s when you will need your coping tools. {image source} My Anxiety […]

My GAD Diagnosis and Prescriptions

I was eventually diagnosed with GAD – Generalized Anxiety Disorder.  There came a time in my early twenties when my panic attacks took a turn for the creepy.  They morphed into something a lot more twisted and alarming to me and I really couldn’t deal. What was happening to me occurred almost every night around […]

Once You Know it’s Anxiety it Gets Better

Once you know that you suffer from anxiety, it’s easier to cope.  The symptoms of a panic attack can be so scary that the fear induced by it can make it impossible to come out of it quickly.  As soon as you are aware of what is happening, it’s so much easier to talk yourself […]