How Mantras Ease My Anxiety + 17 Examples That You Can Try!

In one of my last recap posts, I mentioned that for the first time ever I actually used a mantra to get me through a day of tension, fear, and anxiety.  For anyone that doesn't know, a mantra is a word, phrase, or even a sound (like in meditation) that is frequently repeated to bring…

Anxiety & Depression: What To Do When You Just Can’t…

I wrote a post back at the end of January about 8 Things To Do When Depression Hits Hard. That post is for the times that you're struggling to get through the day as a normal, functioning adult. It's for the times that you actually have the tiny bit of energy you need to overcome…

How Counseling Improved My Mental Health & Why You Should Try It Too

My first experience with counseling was not pleasant. I was about 15, and due to a long string of personal and family issues, I was required to attend therapy. I dreaded going each week. It was awkward, uncomfortable, and I did a LOT of faking that I was okay just so I wouldn't have to…

My S​ymbolic Accessories: Civion Vibe

THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO. I've been searching for quite a while to find jewelry that symbolizes my battle and my strength, so when Civion Vibe reached out to me, I was thrilled. After looking around on their website, I found the perfect pieces to represent my…

Make Yourself Proud – My Favorite Self-Esteem Booster for Anxiety & Depression!

About a week ago I was talking to someone, and she was going on about how much she despises her job, which I've definitely been able to relate to at multiple times in my life, but right now, I'm actually enjoying my job! It is by no means my dream job, but hey, that's why I'm…

Black & White Thinking: 3 Steps to Finding Mental Balance in Your Relationship

It's all or nothing. It's black or white. It's yes or no.  There is no middle area, no grey spots, and no "maybe" in my mind.  One of the worst side effects of anxiety that I suffer from is black & white thinking. I have a really bad habit of being unable to see the…

3 Survival Tips for When the Past Makes You Anxious

My past is something that has caused a lot of my anxiety over the years, and reminders from my past can send me into a downward spiral for the rest of the day. That kind of trap is so easy to fall into, and unfortunately, it is so familiar. Fighting the fear from my past…

The Painful Truth About My Anxiety & Depression

I'm really not sure where this post is going to go, but I feel that what I've been dealing with over the last 20 hours is so common, yet is rarely talked about. I have a very popular post that I wrote a while back about what to do when depression hits hard. I don't…

How to Cope with Separation​ Anxiety & Codependency

Codependency is a real bitch... I've found myself struggling severely with codependency and separation anxiety for several years, but it's worsened over the past year and a half to two years now. Separation anxiety is what I generally suffer from on a day-to-day basis. Of course, I have my days where I feel anxious over…