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Mental Health

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 […]

5 things to do when your mental health takes a hit

5 things to do when your mental health takes a hit

Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay and I’m super excited to see so many people talking about such an important topic. I genuinely believe mental health should be taken as seriously as physical health by individuals and by society as a whole. It’s time we get rid of […]

Your anxiety is lying to you

Your anxiety is lying to you

As someone who has spent countless hours with sweaty palms and a somersaulting stomach, I’m here to tell you something super important. Your anxiety is lying to you.

Making the most of a crappy situation

Making the most of a crappy situation

I do not want to be in Florida right now. I’ll let you in on a secret: it’s Tuesday for you, but I’m writing this the previous Friday. Why? Because Irma is on her way and I’m preparing for the worst, which includes power outages for […]

Living with Anxiety

Living with Anxiety

When I was a kid, I would fall apart flipping through my textbooks. My vision would blur, my hands would shake, and I’d cry to my mother because I was sure there was no way I could ever finish my assignments. I didn’t know it […]