My Relaxing Activities Are Stressing Me Out

In one of my other posts, Sleeping with Anxiety , I talk about a lot of different relaxation/wind down activities I try to do before bed. I have terrible racing thoughts and it’s always been a struggle for me to fall asleep and stay asleep. Since I’ve been doing a lot of the wind down/preparation […]

I’ve Been 25 for two Days

Yesterday was my 25th birthday and I’m feeling some things. I’m the kind of person that loves my birthday. I love getting a group of friends together and just letting go of any stress and having a good time, and that I did. I know some people treat their birthday like it’s no big deal […]

Mental Health Month

As many people know, May is Mental Health Awareness month. In one of my first posts, “What is Dermatillomania?” I opened up about another struggle I have besides depression and anxiety. Dermatillomania, also known as Excoriation, is a body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB), which is compulsive skin picking to the point where it can cause damage […]

Sometimes You Need to Shop Around

Going to therapy can be tough – especially if you have never gone before. It can even be tough if you used to go, and go back again, which is okay! I had a therapist when I was younger and after a while, we just didn’t click anymore. I wasn’t connecting and opening up as […]

Have Some Healthy Competition!

Something that I struggle with on a daily basis is comparing myself to others – that’s been an issue for me for as long as I can remember. There is a fine line between looking to others for inspiration vs. comparing yourself in an unhealthy way. Sometimes my jealousy can get the best of me […]

Refining Your Mondays

We all know the Monday blues – some know it more than others. For me it’s been a little more tough than usual since I don’t live with my boyfriend and him and my family aren’t in the same place as me anymore. Although I love my independence and living in Chicago – it can […]

Sleeping with Anxiety

One of the wonderful possible side effects of anxiety is having some sort of sleeping problem. Of course it is different for each person; not everyone with anxiety has a sleeping problem, and not everyone with a sleeping problem has anxiety. Anyways, if you are one of those people that has a lot of issues […]