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…

Quick Update, A Lifestyle Announcement, & More!

I just took a really nice, hot bath with lavender salts and my current book, and I am feeling so calm and so peaceful right now. I swear lavender has a fantastic effect on my anxiety, and it's been one of my absolute favorite things lately! But, more about that later.  After putting off writing…

9 Things My Battle With Anxiety Has Taught Me & Why It’s A Blessing

Unfortunately, today is a very, very anxiety-filled day for me. I think it all stemmed from a bad dream I had last night. I woke up to a 3:15 AM alarm feeling so out of sorts. It took a while to really get my barrings and separate my dream world from reality. It really set…

4 Things To Do When You Feel An Anxiety Attack Coming On

Anxiety attacks are horrendous, and if you suffer from moderate or severe anxiety, chances are you've suffered an attack or two, or... a million. Regardless of how many you've suffered, it is never fun, and it never gets easier. With that being said, I've had a lot of practice and have tried a lot of…

9 Articles to Read When You’re Feeling Anxious & Depressed

One of the best ways for me to combat anxiety is to fill my negative brain with positivity, light, and love. When I start feeling anxious, I love to go straight to the internet and start reading articles that can help me with whatever I'm feeling at the moment. It can help adjust my mindset,…