“Cabin fever” as it is commonly defined is the nervousness and exasperation that results from not being able to leave your house for an extended period of time. It happens in colder climes when snow piles up and in warmer ones during the rainy seasons. It happens to the parents of small children who feel … Continue reading Cabin Fever
I have lived with anxiety and panic attacks since I was 13 years old, and it only took me 20 years to figure out a way to manage them in a healthy way! SELF-CARE is the biggest and most important thing in my battle against anxiety, and I can’t wait to share my routine with … Continue reading Daily self-care habits and how they help me with my anxiety
The calendar says spring is fast approaching, but for many of us, winter rages on. We cling to the moments of sunshine while wading through many inches of snow, longing for warmer days, pretty flowers, and the sound of happy birds. The longer winter is, the harder it becomes to battle back against the winter … Continue reading Successfully Surviving the Winter Blues
What is a Panic Attack? Having a panic attack is scary, can feel uncontrollable, and sometimes do not have a direct cause. Explaining a panic attack can be difficult. Panic and duration of panic look different depending on each person and because of this can be a bit tricky to pull from. When I experienced … Continue reading How to Manage and Pull Yourself Out of a Panic Attack
My biggest fear is birds that’s what I tell people who ask me “THAT” question. While it’s true that I have a major fear of birds it’s not my biggest fear. That would be loneliness. That I may end up dying alone. I am an only child, and I am single. The questions go through … Continue reading What is Loneliness? And how do we prevent it?
Difficulties Reaching Out When Experiencing Depression Experiencing the symptoms of depression are draining and exhausting. It takes courage, strength, and stamina to constantly push through the days where even getting out of bed is a hassle. Because depression is different for everyone, self-care, self-help, and support also vary depending on each individual's needs. What is … Continue reading Venturing the Communication Barrier When It Comes To Helping Someone with Depression
Contrary to popular belief there is a difference between stress and anxiety. Stress is usually used to describe feelings that people experience when demands made on them are greater. Stress can be looked at in terms of external and internal stressors. External stressors include traumas, life experience, or daily hassles. Internal stressors are feelings inside … Continue reading What’s the difference between stress and anxiety?
Do the short white and gray days, and long black nights of winter give you the blues and sap your motivation? You may be struggling with SAD. Check out these tips to protect yourself from the winter blues.
“Well, it was good while it lasted.” That’s what I found myself thinking the day I slid off the cliff of hypomania into depression. My brain is frozen solid, and I don’t want to do anything, feel anything, be anyone to anybody. I want oblivion again. Hypomania is so sneaky. I wondered why I was … Continue reading Sliding Down From Hypomania
Building an online business sounds easy, but it can be so difficult in so many ways. Self-motivation plays a huge part in working for yourself. Especially when you’re working from home 100% of the time! Yeah, maybe you get to work in your pajamas eating all kinds of junky snacks but you still have to … Continue reading How to increase focus and minimize distractions in work and life