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Mental Health

A rough week of getting sick and getting anxious

A rough week of getting sick and getting anxious

My body is wonky in a lot of ways, but I think the most obnoxious is how easily I get sick. There was a chunk of my childhood where I’d suddenly get sick, land in the ER, and spend a week in the hospital every […]

Maintaining A Great Social Life When You Suffer From Anxiety

Maintaining A Great Social Life When You Suffer From Anxiety

Being social and maintaining relationships as an adult is hard, whether you’re disabled or anxious or just busy. The thought of certain social situations can feel wildly daunting and scary. What’s the right thing to say? What if you’re too clingy? Are you awkward? Did […]

Feeling stressed? Your daily habits could be to blame.

Feeling stressed? Your daily habits could be to blame.

There comes a point in our life where we might start to feel a little stressed with the way things are going. It might be because of your job or career, maybe a life changing event that is about to happen like moving somewhere new. […]

We Only Have One Brain, So Let’s Fuel It Right!

We Only Have One Brain, So Let’s Fuel It Right!

Being a human is hard, and we’ve all got our stressors. Whether it’s a difficult job or living with a disability, life can leave us feeling anxious from time to time. When that happens, your brain starts to work overtime. While there isn’t some easy way […]

The Worst Habits For Your Mental Health

The Worst Habits For Your Mental Health

Whether or not you already struggle with something like anxiety or depression, I’m pretty sure all of us have at least a few habits that aren’t too great for our mental health. It happens to the best of us, but just because that’s true doesn’t […]

How my disability fuels my anxiety

How my disability fuels my anxiety

In a lot of ways, my disability feeds my anxiety. When you have a disease that progresses slowly over time, sometimes it kind of feels like you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop. You look at the different ways your body is already being […]

When making a mistake feels like the end of the world

When making a mistake feels like the end of the world

Every day when I clock into my shift, the first thing I have to do is check my email to see if I’ve gotten any QC’s back. QC’s are reports from my team leads after they’ve reviewed my work so I can see what mistakes […]

Feeling sad during the holidays

Feeling sad during the holidays

Okay, but really now, how is Christmas only 4 days away? How is that an actual thing? December just started. That can’t be right. I love the holidays and I love the anticipation of them. This time of year is supposed to be exciting and […]

Gentle reminders for those times when asking for help makes you anxious

Gentle reminders for those times when asking for help makes you anxious

Have you ever felt stuck because you need to do something but the thought of asking for help makes you so anxious you’re worried you’ll throw up if you’re not careful? I’m sure I can’t be the only one who gets self conscious about asking for […]

Fighting Feelings of Isolation

Fighting Feelings of Isolation

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how my disability and feelings of isolation go hand in hand. Sometimes I feel like I live in an invisible prison or on my own planet, and yeah I’m aware how emo that makes me sound. I grew up shopping […]