Crystal Shopping, Fourth of July, & An Errand Date Day

Happy Thursday!  I hope you've all had a good week! I actually have! I mentioned in a post on Wednesday that bigger and better things are coming. I mentioned a couple of new projects I have coming to the blog, and one of them is all about how my life is changing for the better all…

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…

I’d Call This Week A Big Ol’ Success!

Happy Friday & Happy National No Pants Day!  I'm totally serious about that.  Anyway, I didn't have a ton of stuff going on this week, but mentally, my oh my. There is some stuff I cannot wait to share with you.  But before we get there, I'm gonna throw back to last Saturday.  Unfortunately for…

Busy Week! Chicks, Cones, Movies, Basketball, & Generalized Anxiety

Happy Friday!  How was your week? I'm just going to jump right in! I left my last recap off by mentioning that I had a hectic week coming up, and I certainly did! I do not have a single photo from last Saturday, but it was such a busy, busy day!  I spent the morning…

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…

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…

An easy mental week; reading, dog walks, & surprise​ visits!

I am a whole two days late on my recap, but work has been my entire life for the last few days, so catching up at home was tough, but I'm back! And I'm happy to report that MOST of my week was actually very good! Last Friday I started going totally stir crazy at…

Motivationless, migraines, & meals!

I feel like I'm losing my mind and just so out of place lately. For years, getting my work done at home (writing, editing, working on anything blog-related, etc.) has been my favorite thing in the world.  It normally makes me feel proud, productive, and accomplished, but lately, it's actually been feeling like awful work,…