Coping With Anxiety After Trauma; What I've Learned.

It started the week I woke up suddenly, night after night, with my heart pounding, my hair sweaty and stuck to my face, usually around 3am. My life had been turned upside down. ...more

When It’s Okay To Be Selfish


The Complex Simplicity of Mental Health Conditions on BoJack Horseman

Sometimes it’s comforting to escape my problems by watching someone else deal with the exact same problems as me on television. It’s like escapism meets masochism meets jealousy meets ridicule. I think television was what T. S. Eliot was really thinking about when he said that poetry is an escape from personality and emotion; however, the act of escaping often leads to immersion. Television does this through some sort of emotional voyeurism. But is it really voyeurism if I desperately want to see my own experiences represented by someone on a screen? I don’t want to just watch....more

How To Make Positive Lifestyle Changes

Sometimes we get bogged down in our routines but how about making some changes or trying something you’ve always wanted to have a go at but kept putting off?  Why wait? It’s time to take the initiate and stop playing it safe – follow your passions! Life is filled with endless possibilities and there’s nothing to lose by trying something new.  You can make positive lifestyle changes that will give you a new and exciting outlook on life....more

I am Sympathetic: The Path to Identifying my Anxiety

My encounters with anxiety began three years ago. I was a junior in college, and my heart was racing at a speed I had never felt before. I dismissed the possibility of anxiety or stress- I had nothing to stress about! It was February in Northern California, when the nights grew longer and the days were just beginning to float into a perfect spring....more

My 4 Year Old's Graduate School Essay

I’ll be honest.  It still boggles my mind why any self-respecting political science program would have their graduating students write an essay about their mother, and what she instilled in us, but since it is a requirement, here goes nothing....more

"The Parent-Pleasing Trap"

My mom is first and foremost a Pragmatist.Straightforward and matter-of-fact, she doesn’t typically let emotion distract her.  I have to assume that these characteristics are innate, for this has been her nature as far back as I recall....more

My Struggle With Anxiety

I’m not writing this in search for sympathy, or a “there, there” with a pat on the head; I want to share my struggle with anxiety so that if other people are going through the same thing, they know they’re not alone.Although it’s becoming less taboo to talk about, it’s still a subject that not many people understand – especially those who haven’t experienced it first hand.It’s also the reason why I haven’t posted anything in a while. Well, that, and school, but mostly because I’d find myself in an “attack” and not know what to do....more

There Things I Would like, Not

Went to work today at Regis and also Liz place. When I got home my husband told me he watch our state law makers debate. Having the BIBLE brought into the public school, which is paid by tax payer money.Opinion time...I believe this cross the line of SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE...more