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
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
I love writing. And while I'm blessed to have a job where I actually get paid to weave together words, writing day after day about all that's wrong in the world gets tiring. So, I started this blog as an outlet. A place where I can share things that make me happy or bring me … Continue reading Anxiety, The Green-Eyed Monster
Whenever I go to Target I pick stuff up for my home office. Things like notebooks, pictures and cute things for my desk. I picture exactly where I want each item to go and the color scheme I want to stick to. The only thing is...I don't have a home office. But I plan to … Continue reading Can vision boards really help you meet your goals?
People when you’re single: When are you going to get married? People when you’re married: When are you going to have kids? People when you have a boy: When are you going to have a girl? People when you have a girl: When are you going to have a boy? People when you have two … Continue reading Why I’m In No Hurry To Have Another Baby
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 … Continue reading 6 Books You Need On Your Bookshelf
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 … Continue reading Are You Speaking Life Into Your Kids?
I hate the stigma that surrounds mental illness. I hate it because it means that when people actually need help, they may not seek it for fear of judgement. I hate it because people may ignore their own feelings when the world is telling them to just "deal with it." I hate it because people may … Continue reading Dear Anxiety: Your Days Are Numbered
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 … Continue reading Got The Winter Blues? Try These Pick Me Ups.