How Music Therapy Can Help Anxious People

Research shows the benefits of music therapy for various mental health conditions, including depression, trauma, and schizophrenia (to name a few).  Music provides a way to work through emotions, trauma, and grief—but music can also be used as a calming agent for anxiety and other diagnoses.   While talk therapy allows a person to speak … Continue reading How Music Therapy Can Help Anxious People

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

How To Overcome Social Anxiety

When talking about how to overcome social anxiety it is important first to understand what it is.   Social anxiety, also known as social phobia, is an intense fear of social situations such as eating out or meeting new people. Symptoms can be very distressing and debilitating and interfere with someone's life. It can often … Continue reading How To Overcome Social Anxiety

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

A Letter To The Person Who Helped Me Through My Depression

I have so many people who help me through my depression, and anxiety, My best friend, my parents, even my Godchildren, it would be hard to pick just one to write a letter to.  As I have been thinking about this, another question came to my mind, that question is “Who has the greatest influence … Continue reading A Letter To The Person Who Helped Me Through My Depression