We’re all different with different needs and different ways of going after things that are important to us. But for many of us, taking care of ourselves is something we want (hopefully that’s all of us!) but we don’t take it seriously enough. First things first I'm writing this as a 25-year-old, diagnosed with social… Continue reading How to Take Taking Care of Yourself Seriously
*WARNING: potential triggers* I'm a thinker. My personality type is INFJ. I'm highly introverted and intuitive. I like to think. I can't help but think. I contemplate life, people, meanings, and depth. My mind is geared this way. But it's a hard way to live. If you're not careful, thinking too much can be your… Continue reading For the Overthinkers: “Don’t think about it too much”
Catastrophising is when you "view or present a situation as considerably worse than it actually is." I do this a lot! As someone with anxiety and who has been through depression many times, I've been told this term in my CBT sessions. That a common thing for us to do when low or anxious is to… Continue reading Catastrophising: What it is and how to stop
Our society's fear of truth and pain and realness and emotions and depth divides us. It separates us and says "you feel your bad feelings and I'll lighten the mood because I'm afraid of feeling it with you." It denies empathy and keeps things at an arm's length. This is why I hate it. If… Continue reading Think About It: You Don’t Have to Lighten The Mood
I want to always be honest with you guys and so, to be honest, I've not been too great lately. With anxiety, regular low moods, and confusion about my circumstances, I haven't been myself. And so, I wanted to explain why and also share my thoughts about the decline in mental health, empathy, and honesty… Continue reading Honest Life Update: Anxiety, Low Mood & Confusion (Podcast)
I've felt my mental health slipping lately. As someone who has suffered high anxiety (clinically diagnosed social anxiety) and depression several times, I fear the low moods that crop up too often are a warning sign of the inevitable: my depression returning. However, this isn't necessarily the case. Negative emotions are just as valid and… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: 5 Routine Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health
This is how therapy changed my life. I've been for therapy many times and I believe it has helped me with so many things now. Here is how therapy helped to change my life... Click to play! https://youtu.be/rdhK0nWxSJU Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to not miss a thing...
*TRIGGER WARNING* If all you did was get out of bed today, There is no judgement here. If you wanted to cry and scream and you did, There is no judgement here. If you failed and you’re in deep pain, There is no judgement here. If you quit and you’re ashamed, There is no judgement… Continue reading Poem for World Suicide Prevention Day
I think it's about time we clapped for the badass people who are doing brave things every day without being appreciated for it. I see you; you're amazing! Keep going and doing you, boo! Click to play! https://youtu.be/t2hZ3bGyezs This week's worksheet to complete: Confidence Challenge Week Three Worksheet Checklist for the challenge:… Continue reading Clapping for the Badass People Doing Brave Things Every Day (Video)
I have had social anxiety since about 12-13 years old. I have been for therapy and classes and they have helped me. But in today's video, I am sharing the ONE thing that has helped me the MOST with my social anxiety coping/overcoming journey.