Coping, Encouragement, Information, Self-Care, support

How I’m Coping During the Pandemic

The Covid-19 Pandemic isn't easy to endure. In today's post, we explore a few ways to cope with pandemic stress.

Coping, Covid-19, Encouragement, Self-Care, Struggle, Validation

Talking About Trauma

What do you think about when you hear the word "trauma"? Maybe you think about soldiers returning from war, or maybe you think about someone who was the victim of a violent crime. What if I told you that there are more sources of trauma? Trauma is important to talk about, especially in light of… Continue reading Talking About Trauma

Coping, Encouragement, Self-Care, Struggle, Validation

If You’re Processing the Pandemic, I See You

Since 2020 started, emotions have been running high. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there's been a lot of anxiety, grief, and frustration. Today, I wanted to reach out and let you know that if you're struggling with your emotions during this difficult time, I see you, and you're not alone. If you're struggling to adjust to… Continue reading If You’re Processing the Pandemic, I See You

Coping, Encouragement, Information, Summer Fun

Busting Summer Boredom

What is your favorite summer memory from when you were a kid? Maybe it was a special trip you took, sharing ice cream with your siblings, or playing outside with your friends. When I was a kid, I always looked forward to summer vacation. Summer meant fun things to do, like getting ice cream, going… Continue reading Busting Summer Boredom

Encouragement, Stigma, Struggle, Validation

An Open Letter to My Professor

When I entered class, I didn't expect you to say something so personal. When you told us we would discuss a poem based on a racially-charged murder, I knew that we were going to be in for a difficult discussion about race. I was prepared for that. I set my personal feelings aside because I… Continue reading An Open Letter to My Professor

Encouragement, Injustice, Struggle

Never Be Ashamed of Who You Are

Shame. It's such a powerful feeling. It can remove your pride and self-esteem in a flash. It can make you feel like you're two inches tall. It can make you feel embarrassed, or even humiliated, because of things you can't control. And if you're shamed often enough by the right number of people, eventually, you… Continue reading Never Be Ashamed of Who You Are

Encouragement

Sharing Your Dreams and Desires

Before we begin today's post, let me take a moment and ask you a question: what are your dreams for your life? Can you picture how you want your life to play out? Or do you have a hard time? Sometimes, when you have an anxiety disorder, it's hard to view the future in a… Continue reading Sharing Your Dreams and Desires

Coping, Encouragement, Struggle

Boyfriends and Anxiety Disorders

Having an anxiety disorder is downright frustrating sometimes. You have so many things that you want to do, but sometimes, you're at the mercy of your anxiety. This has especially been the case in my own life. I was diagnosed with my anxiety disorder in my sophomore year of high school. After I was diagnosed,… Continue reading Boyfriends and Anxiety Disorders

Celebrations, Encouragement, Validation

Birthday Celebrations

When you think of your birthday, what do you think of? Celebrating with family and friends? Eating delicious food? Having fun? All of the above? Birthday celebrations can be a lot of fun, but when you have an anxiety disorder, this isn't necessarily the case. For example: Someone with social anxiety might not like a… Continue reading Birthday Celebrations

Encouragement, Stigma, Struggle

Anxiety Disorders and Exhaustion

"Why are you always so tired?" Most of the time, people ask me this question after I tell them "I'm tired." If I had a nickel for every time someone's asked me this question, I would be a millionaire. I've always been at a loss for how to respond to this question. How do you… Continue reading Anxiety Disorders and Exhaustion