A Look Behind the Scenes of Living With Trust Issues

As children, we are very trusting towards most people we meet. Hence, children get taught “stranger danger” at school. From the day we are born we learn that there are two people that we can always trust and rely on: our parents. Our parents raise us, teach us, put food in our mouths and clothes on our backs and protect us from the big bad world that we have just become a part of. Unfortunately, that was not the case for me and I’m sure for some of you reading this too. Yes, I was raised and fed and clothed,…

How to Do Things Alone in Public Without Feeling Self-Conscious

Growing up, I used to be terrified of going anywhere without someone I knew. I used to think people were judging me when I would do things alone and it made me feel extremely insecure and self-conscious. I used to think people thought I was a loser when they would see me shopping alone or eating alone and because of that, I would always beg someone to come with me. Now that I’m older and I’ve managed to control my anxiety better than before, I feel comfortable doing things alone. It’s definitely not easy but you can most definitely do…

An Insight Into My Anxiety

I always knew I was an anxious person, but nothing could have prepared me for being diagnosed with not one mental illness but TWO! In February of 2017, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, and I have struggled since then. It was a major blow, but a sense of relief washed over me knowing that I finally had an explanation for the way I have felt for years. Anxiety can be very different for those who suffer, and I wanted to give a deeper insight into my own anxiety and how knowing my triggers helps me overcome my struggles.…

How Setting Goals Helps With My Anxiety

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always suffered from really bad anxiety. I didn’t know it was anxiety until after I graduated high school and took my first psychology class in college. After I became educated about anxiety, I’ve been open to suggestions on how to control it. For the longest time, I ran away from my anxiety and thought if I pretended it wasn’t there, then I wouldn’t have to deal with it. Photo Credit: ElleGraphic credit: Anne A lot of trial and error over the past few years has finally helped me to control my anxiety…

Learning to Love Your Mental Illness

There is a huge stigma towards mental illness. You’re seen as “sick” or “crazy”, but we both know this is not true. There are many people who don’t understand mental illness, and as a result, we tend to hide ours. We push our feelings deep inside of us, slap a smile on our face, and get on with life. I was afraid of talking about my diagnosis, but one day I came to the realization that my mental health was a part of me. I learned to love my mental illness and today I’m going to show you why you…

How I Am Able To Overcome My Anxiety Through Blogging: A Story of Growth Through Writing

I have suffered from anxiety for as long as I can remember. I switched medications numerous times thinking that was the problem, but after reaching a very low point in my life a couple of years ago and after many people telling me to start a blog, I decided to take the plunge and start blogging. Ever since I started blogging, I have been able to overcome my anxiety. Photo Credit: Jess Graphic Credit: Kayla I’ve always had a passion for writing but was too scared to let others read what I had written.  After watching all of my friends…

My Favorite Songs for Dealing With Anxiety

For as long as I could remember, I’ve dealt with anxiety and never really knew how to deal with it or how to ask for help. I grew up an introvert, so I naturally just like being alone and not talking to anyone. I don’t like to ask for help and because I never knew how to talk about anxiety, I genuinely didn’t know who I could turn to. I never liked talking to people or asking for help, this led me to turn to music. Music was the one thing I had where I didn’t feel like I was…