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

Information, Life, Success, support

It’s Been a While

Hi everyone, it's been a while. Since I wrote my last update, things have been kind of crazy. I live in the United States, and my world turned upside down during the Spring semester. During the first part of the semester, I lived in an on-campus apartment, and I was involved with a school club.… Continue reading It’s Been a While

Coping, Self-Care

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

Coping, Self-Care

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

Injustice, Stigma

Immigration, Children, and Trauma

***Trigger Warning*** (Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) Trauma. One little word can have so much of an impact on a person's life. One little word can change your life forever. I've been thinking about trauma lately, especially with the news of the family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border.  I've been heartbroken, disgusted, and outraged. More than… Continue reading Immigration, Children, and Trauma

Work

Internships and Anxiety Disorders

Hey guys, I'm so sorry I haven't been able to post anything for over two weeks. Last week was absolutely crazy. I started a new internship at a local nonprofit at the beginning of the week, and my brother graduated from high school at the end of the week. Not only that, I still had… Continue reading Internships and Anxiety Disorders

Encouragement, Validation

Fighting Back

Sometimes, dealing with anxiety disorders is an absolute pain. Depending on the severity and nature of your disorder, your anxiety can be so powerful and overwhelming that it makes you want to disappear. Maybe you have social anxiety and you perceive that people are judging you. Maybe you have PTSD and something triggered a flashback.… Continue reading Fighting Back

Uncategorized

Busyness and Overwhelm

I'm at the point in the semester where every week is a busy week. It's not a question of if it will be busy, but how busy it will be. It's the point in the semester when everything is due. Absolutely everything: tests, projects, papers, assignments, etc. Did I mention that I hate busyness? Last… Continue reading Busyness and Overwhelm

Self-Care

On Taking Care of Others

Taking care of others is important. If we ignore the needs of others, we turn into self-absorbed narcissists. But what if you're the exact opposite? What if you give and give, to the point of compromising your physical and mental health? Unfortunately, this sometimes the case for people who have anxiety disorders. Most people with… Continue reading On Taking Care of Others