I’m ditching my separation anxiety and embracing my ‘mom breaks’

My mother-in-law is a saint. Every time my kids get a vacation from school, they spend a bulk of those days off at her house. She also usually gets her four other grandchildren. That's right. Six kids. Like seven days. And she enjoys it. Although I start to miss my kids around day three, I … Continue reading I’m ditching my separation anxiety and embracing my ‘mom breaks’

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The Importance of Embracing the Good Days with Anxiety

I just wanted to share a quick thought. I have been feeling really good for the past few days. It isn't something I thought about or noticed until I woke up this morning. I've been busy but not stressed. My schedule has been packed but I haven't felt overwhelmed. I've been anxious but not distressed. … Continue reading The Importance of Embracing the Good Days with Anxiety

Why We Need to Talk Openly About Mental Illness

It’s been nearly two months since I wrote a blog post revealing my lifelong battle with anxiety. I had just been officially diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and had started taking Zoloft to treat it. Every post I’ve written about struggling with mental illness since that one has been well received. People have disclosed their … Continue reading Why We Need to Talk Openly About Mental Illness

Busy Life? Here Are Five 10-Minute Self Care Tips.

If your schedule looks anything like mine then you don't have a lot of downtime. In fact, I only have time to write this post because I'm in between classes. When life is super busy, we can forget to take care of ourselves. And that can leave you not only exhausted, but mentally drained, as … Continue reading Busy Life? Here Are Five 10-Minute Self Care Tips.

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 … Continue reading 15 Tweets That Perfectly Describe What Anxiety Feels Like

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