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What is Your Biggest Fear When It Comes to Your Mental Health?

Years ago, when the diagnosis of anxiety and depression was finally discovered for me, I experienced many different emotions. I had already journeyed through the ups and downs of joy and sadness. My daily activities were often interrupted by a serious change in emotions that would arise at any moment. Doctor visits often left me … Continue reading What is Your Biggest Fear When It Comes to Your Mental Health?

What I Wish I Knew Before Being Diagnosed with Panic Attacks

One thing I wish I’d know about me having anxiety and panic attack is that it’s ok. Before I found out what was wrong, I freaked out. Like totally freaked out thinking I’d die from having these attacks. YOU WON’T. Let me say this loud and clear. You won’t! I was so scared that at … Continue reading What I Wish I Knew Before Being Diagnosed with Panic Attacks

How I’m Overcoming the Fear of “What Ifs” as Someone With Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD

Lists, Questions and Mental Emails  For me, most mornings consist of waking up worrying about what the day will bring. From overthinking decisions I made in the past or ones I must make in the present to a long list of "what ifs" plaguing my ability to access any type of relaxation and peace, I … Continue reading How I’m Overcoming the Fear of “What Ifs” as Someone With Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD

Why Positive Affirmations Are A Good Idea for Building Self-Esteem and Self-Worth

When you have a conversation in your mind about yourself, how does the conversation go? What words do you use? How do those words and ideas make you feel? Why did you choose those words? The internal dialogue or conversation you have with yourself daily affects how you approach and perceive reality. Your self-talk structures … Continue reading Why Positive Affirmations Are A Good Idea for Building Self-Esteem and Self-Worth

Why art therapy is a great tool for relieving stress and anxiety

Art therapy helps children, adolescents, and adults explore their emotions, improve self-esteem, manage addictions, relieve stress, improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and cope with a physical illness or disability. Art therapists work with individuals, couples, and groups in a variety of settings, including private counseling, hospitals, wellness centers, correctional institutions, senior centers, and other … Continue reading Why art therapy is a great tool for relieving stress and anxiety

How to Cope With Post-Lockdown Anxiety

As coronavirus restrictions ease and many slowly begin to transition back into some form of "normalcy," a number of concerns arise about what life will look like post lockdown. From socializing and getting back to work to mental health and overall safety, there remains a thick atmosphere of uncertainty. What's next? Will life be like … Continue reading How to Cope With Post-Lockdown Anxiety