As someone who struggles with anxiety, I can tell you that it feels like you have a defect -- like there's something wrong with you or that you're wired differently from everyone else. This feeling of being defective is made even more apparent when loved ones around you don't seem to struggle with anxiety like… Continue reading What is the Scientific Connection Between Your Brain and Anxiety?
How to Know When You Found the Therapist for You
I realized that I always talk about my journey in therapy and encourage others to start therapy for themselves, but I never talk openly about what makes my therapist so dope. I'm hoping to change that today and encourage you even more to start your growth journey in therapy. Let's start with a bit of… Continue reading How to Know When You Found the Therapist for You
Interview: Married to Mental Illness
It has been entirely too long since I've done an interview for the blog, and there's no better way to come back with a bang than with an interview with my husband, Marlon. Now, you all know that I try to be pretty transparent about my struggle with depression and anxiety, and you all are… Continue reading Interview: Married to Mental Illness
Reflective Meditation: What Is It & Why Should You Do It?
TW: Suicide Before this gets started, let me just say that I'm sorry that this is the second post in a row where I'm talking about suicide. If you're new here, I promise my posts aren't always so dreary! This topic has been heavy on my mind lately, and I know that someone else may… Continue reading Reflective Meditation: What Is It & Why Should You Do It?
Whatever It Is, Just Hold On
TW: Suicide Hey, LFT fam. I don't mean to bring the mood down, but there's something that has to be addressed. We're only two months into 2022, and I'm noticing a bit of a pattern that has me a little concerned. There have been a lot of celebrity suicides and celebrities opening up about how… Continue reading Whatever It Is, Just Hold On
Anxieties About Pregnancy and Motherhood
No, I'm not pregnant. However, I am about to be 26 in September -- the pressure is on to make sure that I don't wait too late to have a baby, but I want to make sure that I have all my ducks in a row and am in a better position financially. My relationship… Continue reading Anxieties About Pregnancy and Motherhood
Suicidal Thoughts: It’s Okay Not To Be Okay
Trigger Warning: Suicide Alright, here's another one that's super difficult for me to write. I feel like I've been saying that a lot lately, but each one really gets harder and harder. However, I know that this post needs to be written so that I can be honest with myself and honest with all of… Continue reading Suicidal Thoughts: It’s Okay Not To Be Okay
What is an ESA and How Can It Help Your Depression and Anxiety?
Have you been struggling with your mental health for a while now, but you feel like nothing is helping? Are you feeling discouraged and stuck in what feels like an everlasting funk because you've tried everything and have no clue what else to do? Trust me, I've been there, and I might be able to… Continue reading What is an ESA and How Can It Help Your Depression and Anxiety?