Anxiety Does Not Have To Win

It’s beginning to sound like one of those catchy titles to your latest mental health blog. You are welcome. I try to be a bit innovative now and then. For the past two Fridays, I have talked about dealing with anxiety. If you read the poem earlier today, you can see my current state of…

Sunday Check-In

It’s another Sunday, and as the year draws to a close, I want to take the time to remind you that you will be okay. Maybe this year wasn’t so great for you; perhaps you lost a loved one. Take a breath.  Ready? (Okay, just a small side note, I freaked out all day Saturday…

Anxiety: Tips And Tricks For Making It Through The Day

Last week, I wrote how I dealt with failure in terms of my anxiety. This week, I want to let you in on a few tips and tricks I use for getting through the day. I’ll be honest; this week has been kind of terrible. I feel very unstable like I am two seconds away…

November In Review

Wow! December is here, and November was a month of reflection! Here’s a list of things that went on in November that you may want to hear.  We celebrated Our First Thanksgiving in our new house.  I got no writing done except for daily poetry. I visited my doctor and talked her into using a…

What I Learned From 30 Days of Yoga

I can’t say whether or not my depression has gotten better. Maybe it has, and I am just too down currently to notice it. I can say that I have been thinking more about my actions and how it affects others, whether close or far from me. This incredible journey of soul searching and discovery…

Day 23-30: 30 Days of Yoga With Down Dog

This yoga journey has awoken my love for stretching and meditation. It was supposed to focus on helping me write, guiding me through depression, and taking a moment to understand myself. At the end of this journey, I have come to realize that I am but a small fish in a big pond. My mortal…

Day 14: 30 Days of Yoga With Down Dog

I know this post is late, forgive me? Yesterday was just so stressful, we are in the process of buying our first house and my goodness the amount of paperwork that we have to go through is astounding. So rather than be stressed out today I decided to do some meditation and stretching. You probably…

April in Review

April was a difficult month and thank God it is over. Let’s just be clear that I met none of my writing goals and none of my social media account goals. I feel like I have had difficult months for the last few months and it’s time for a change I tell you! Here are…

Fight Back

I am weak to mental attacks Who do your hurt when there is not one around Voices in my head Cracking Under the pressure of ill-content How do I fight back Where do I run to When I am my own enemy Self-doubt sets in And I am no longer in the running To win…

Day 1: 30 Days With Down Dog

Today, I started out doing my first day of down dog and it was far less stressful than I thought it would be. I set my session for 25 minutes and put it in restorative mode with no boost at all. I wanted to take it slow and I knew that my normal sessions were…