Posts in Anxiety
Are You Preoccupied With Yourself? Ideas for Slowing the Thought Tornadoes

So I googled, “How to get out of your head.”

Which led me down a rabbit hole until I found this TED Talk. A light bulb went off while watching it – it was confirmation of that which I knew to be true – I am overly preoccupied with myself!

That can be the danger of summer, I think. With more time to yourself, you also have more time to spin your thoughts around until they become full blown thought tornadoes.

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Why I'm Grateful for Anxiety

“Anxiety is no one’s friend,” is what my doctor said to me as I broke down in tears in front of her.

I was most certainly NOT grateful for anxiety when it was happening. I was mad at it. I wanted it to go away with every fiber of my being. I blamed it for taking over my life. It felt like a monster holding my body and my brain hostage.

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My Anxiety Story: Part 4 - The Healing Process

Every night before bed I would write down ten specific things that I was grateful for that day. Not general things that I’m always grateful for like my husband, my friends and family, and our home, but specific things like not having to wear makeup that day, a new candle, having leftovers for lunch, etc.

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