Why I Chose To Speak Out About My Mental Health Struggles

When I was in my tween years I began hearing whispers about something going on with a member of my family.  I heard the term Mental Illness; up until that point I had never heard or discussed that topic with anyone, in fact, I really didn’t know what that term meant.  I just knew that … Continue reading Why I Chose To Speak Out About My Mental Health Struggles

Ways To Overcome Social Anxiety

Understanding the symptoms of social anxiety is the first step to overcoming it. There are some common symptoms or experiences of social anxiety that go along with the physical symptoms we may experience with Anxiety.   Excessive self-consciousness and anxiety in everyday social situations that generally others would not find overly stressful. Extreme worry about … Continue reading Ways To Overcome Social Anxiety

Feeling Anxious Is Not The Same As Having Anxiety

Oh boy. This is something that I have had way too many conversations about over the past few years. I want to preface this article with a little disclaimer, there will be a little snark in here.   As someone who has lived with a chronic illness for my entire life, and then compounded that … Continue reading Feeling Anxious Is Not The Same As Having Anxiety

How to Manage and Pull Yourself Out of a Panic Attack

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

Signs You May Have Anxiety Disorder

“Everybody has anxiety”.  How many people have heard this from someone in their lives? The answer is yes we do all experience anxiety in our lives.  So how do we differentiate between a “typical” anxiety response, and one that is beyond the scope of what is classified as “typical.” A normal anxiety response tends to … Continue reading Signs You May Have Anxiety Disorder

Breaking The Cycle of Anxiety In Families – Helping your Child Remain Calm and Confident in a Worry-Filed World

It is well known that anxiety disorders have a genetic component and children with parents that have anxiety are more at risk of also developing anxiety. I have read articles that stated that children with an anxious parent could be up to five times more likely to develop anxiety then there peers who do not … Continue reading Breaking The Cycle of Anxiety In Families – Helping your Child Remain Calm and Confident in a Worry-Filed World

Anger? Anxiety? Or Both?

I have had episodes come about on many occasions and with these anxious times comes a plethora of physical symptoms. I have experienced stomach issues, headaches, dry lips, exhaustion,  sweating and panic attacks. There have also been emotional symptoms such as intense feelings of fear, helplessness, depression and a lack of confidence. But then there … Continue reading Anger? Anxiety? Or Both?