Coping it up

Coping it up: A little safety net(flix)

Sometimes I crack myself up. Safety net. Net-flix. Get it? Anyway. Sometimes the best way to beat the predictable actions that anxiety takes on out on our poor helpless brains....is to be predictable ourselves! I am a creature of habit. I will eat the same foods over and over again, wear the same 5 things… Continue reading Coping it up: A little safety net(flix)

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Coping it up

Coping it up: the power of word search!

When I went in for my first therapy appointment my main topic of question was, "why aren't my normal coping skills for my anxiety working?" We analyzed them and it was found that I was doing everything right. My anxiety just decided to adapt. It morphed around the antibiotics - if you will. I was… Continue reading Coping it up: the power of word search!

Rays of Sunshine

What I learned from years of high functioning depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem

This is so good. I don’t even have anymore thoughts on it. Just that, it is so good. Read it. Read it. Read it.

Cristian Mihai

Disclaimer: this is going to be a long and (somewhat) harsh post about certain realities of life most of us are trying to evade by all means possible.

I am not writing this post out of empathy. I am not writing this post because I read some articles and now I am trying to pass along the knowledge.

I am writing this article because I understand.

I understand the difference between the burning pain of suffering deeply and the general apathy and hopelessness of depression. The emptiness. The lack of interest, joy, passion. I understand the despair, the loneliness, the reluctance to discuss about it all, the very fatiguing job of hiding it all behind a smile, or an “I’m fine” delivered in the worst way possible.

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Reader's Rants

Reader’s Rants: Infinite Blue by Darren and Simon Groth

This book. I want to be so happy with it. It was so well written, and the message is great. However. It was such a weird story. It centered on the life of an elite swimmer, and her artist of a boyfriend. They go through everything together. There was so much talk about 'Destiny' it… Continue reading Reader’s Rants: Infinite Blue by Darren and Simon Groth