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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.

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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

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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, Self-Care, Summer Fun

Anxiety Disorders and Traveling

Raise your hand if you have any fun plans this summer. Maybe you're planning some cookouts with your friends and family. Maybe you're going to make your own ice cream. Maybe you plan on taking your dream vacation, wherever that might be. For most people, summer is a welcome break from the busyness of life.… Continue reading Anxiety Disorders and Traveling

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Coping with Change

Sometimes, life can throw you a curve ball. A few days before the new semester started, I received some unexpected news about a big change in my life: the priest at my church is getting reassigned. This was a very hard change to wrap my head around. He had been at my church since 2013,… Continue reading Coping with Change

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How I Cope: Knitting

Welcome back to the final installment in my How I Cope series! In this series, I discussed how exercise, reading, and writing help me to cope with my anxiety disorder. For the final week in this series, we're going to talk about knitting. Not many people know this, but I've been knitting since I was… Continue reading How I Cope: Knitting

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How I Cope: Writing

Welcome back to my third installment in my "How I Cope" series. Last week, I talked about how reading improves my anxiety disorder. The week before that, I talked about how exercise improves my anxiety disorder. This week, we're going to talk about one of my absolute favorite ways of coping with anxiety: writing. It… Continue reading How I Cope: Writing

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How I Cope: Reading

Welcome back for my second post in my "How I Cope" series! Last week, I talked about how exercise improves my anxiety disorder. This week, I'll be talking about the affect reading has on my anxiety disorder. In grade school, I was always the quiet girl. Academically, I was successful. Socially, however, I struggled. Not… Continue reading How I Cope: Reading

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How I Cope: Exercise

Hey everyone! Today, we kick off the first day of my new series: How I Cope. In this series, we will be talking about how I cope with my anxiety. I'll discuss how I came across each of my coping mechanisms, what effect they have on me, and how to incorporate each of them into… Continue reading How I Cope: Exercise

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New Series: How I Cope

When you're first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, you're filled with a lot of questions. One of the biggest questions people often have is "how do I cope?" It's a fair question, given that people with anxiety disorders suffer from intense anxiety and stress, especially when they're first diagnosed. When I was first diagnosed with… Continue reading New Series: How I Cope