Mental Health

15 Tweets That Perfectly Describe What Anxiety Feels Like

I was on Twitter yesterday (yes, I still use Twitter) and saw the hashtag #ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike. I felt like I could relate to pretty much every one, but here are 15 of my favorites: 1. Being so excited that you made plans but then instantly regretting them when you realize you made plans #ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike — Marie Aprile (@maprilsyrp) March 9, 2017…

Continue Reading

Mental Health, Parenting

What It’s Like Being a Mom with an Anxiety Disorder

I have what’s called “high-functioning” anxiety. Basically, although I’m usually dealing with paralyzing worry inside, you’d never know unless I told you. Although it impacts my ability to interact socially, my anxiety disorder has never hindered my ability to do things I HAVE to do – like working or going to school. My anxiety and I have always kinda co-existed.…

Continue Reading

Lifestyle

6 Books You Need On Your Bookshelf

1. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Buy it here. Ta-Nehisi Coates attempts to answer the biggest questions about American history in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s…

Continue Reading

Mental Health, Parenting

Are You Speaking Life Into Your Kids?

Being a parent is exhausting. It often takes all that we have to care far everyone else, leaving us with scraps for ourselves. And being low on energy may leave us short on patience and full of frustration. I usually find myself reprimanding my kids for the things they are doing wrong. But I often forget to remind them of…

Continue Reading

Lifestyle

Got The Winter Blues? Try These Pick Me Ups.

Unless you – like my daughters – long for snow, Michigan winters can be draining. Months of freezing temperatures and cloudy skies can put even the happiest person in a crappy mood. This week, that person in a bad mood has been me. While this winter hasn’t been as bad as winters past (knock on wood), I’m craving some consistent…

Continue Reading