Life & Stuff · Mental Health

List of 10 things that keep my mental health away from the edge

Today I wanted to share with you a list of things that work for me to keep my mental health from getting too bad. Now I purposely didn’t say that these make my mental health “good” or anything because doing these things doesn’t necessarily mean I will feel great. Or that I will never have… Continue reading List of 10 things that keep my mental health away from the edge

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How Can We Live a More Content Life? (podcast)

Today I am discussing ways that we might be able to live a life of more peace, contentment and satisfaction without striving for perfection and lasting happiness which isn't achievable. (I might do a Part Two to this because of course, there is SO much that I could talk about and I only scratched the… Continue reading How Can We Live a More Content Life? (podcast)

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Things to do instead of being on social media (during those times when being on social media feels like a good idea)

I know it seems like I have a vendetta against social media! I promise I don’t. I just know for a fact that most of us have an addiction to at least one social media app. Mine is Pinterest and YouTube, lately (since deleting Instagram earlier in the year). It’s this need to be constantly… Continue reading Things to do instead of being on social media (during those times when being on social media feels like a good idea)

Life & Stuff · Mental Health · Poetry

Ode to the socially anxious

Are socially anxious people always acting? Always completing a stage performance? “Lights, camera, action!” every time they leave their home? I deserve an Oscar. Countless times have I stepped up onto the stage of life and performed until I felt weak. Feigning fascination until I feel faint. The mask seems glued to my face now.… Continue reading Ode to the socially anxious

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Undoing Series: I’m better than you because my problems are worse… erm what?!

Continuing the Undoing Series, I wanted to talk about our obsession with competition, even for things we don’t actually need or want to “win” at. As the title suggests, I mean how we compete over who has it worse! It’s ridiculous, right, but I bet you’ve said the following before: Well I didn’t sleep at… Continue reading Undoing Series: I’m better than you because my problems are worse… erm what?!

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Trying to explain what anxiety and panic feels like

Your thoughts come in rogue waves, tumbling and fumbling over one another, demanding to be heard. Hot electricity bolting through your veins without pattern or prediction. Bubbling, boiling bile acidic in your stomach and growing wider and wider. Breaths caught between your chest and your throat, rising falling rising falling rising falling in quick sharp… Continue reading Trying to explain what anxiety and panic feels like

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What I want from my life… (journal entry)

Actually, I do want to settle down. I want the beautiful home that welcomes me everyday with comfort and security. I want a husband I trust unconditionally, who supports me and helps me when I'm weak and failing but claps for me when I'm strong and succeeding. I want to meet my children and find… Continue reading What I want from my life… (journal entry)