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… Continue reading My Relaxing Activities Are Stressing Me Out
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… Continue reading I’ve Been 25 for two Days
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… Continue reading Sometimes You Need to Shop Around
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… Continue reading Have Some Healthy Competition!
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… Continue reading Refining Your Mondays
Working remote, home-based, telecommuting - all of these terms for working from home has been increasing immensely since 2005, by 115% to be exact. About 3.9 million U.S. employees (2.9%) work from home at least half of the time. In the next ten years it is predicted that 38% of full time staff will be… Continue reading Working From Home and Mental Health
In my last post I mentioned one of the reasons I finally opened up about my dermatillomania (skin-picking disorder) was because I found the Picking Me Foundation (NFP). I decided to see what came up when I put dermatillomania in the search bar on Instagram - they were the first account to come up. Not… Continue reading Fiddle Pack!
What a mouthful that is, “dermatillomania”. Also, anything ending with “mania” just adds an extra sting to it if you ask me. So, what is it? You may be more familiar with its “sister” disorder, trichotillomania, which is pulling out one’s hair (it is common with eyelashes). Dermatillomania is a BFRB, which is an OCD… Continue reading What is Dermatillomania?