Anxiety and me – what you see/what you don’t see

I make it no secret that I struggle hard with anxiety. I used to try and hide it but now I don’t. Anxiety and me are, for now, bedfellows and I am working on not letting it win. Some days are a victory and some days are hard lessons learned. Someone (who gets me, and […]

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Anxiety and Me – Removing WhatsApp as a cause of stress.

Causes of stress? We all have them. For me, one of the major causes of stress in my life is the tools used to communicate that demand my attention and response. WhatsApp is one of those things.  I recently returned from holiday, having had a tech-free break. I didn’t take my work or personal phones […]

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Will I always worry?

Worry. It’s what I do. We make jokes about it. We call me the “worrier” and the husband the “calm one” and we say that I do all the worrying, he does all the calm coping. But it goes beyond that. I know it’s hard for people to understand. Anxiety for me, is triggered by […]

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Anxiety doesn’t make me weak…

I think, in fact I know, that people believe that someone with mental health issues, dealing with something like anxiety, depression or other long term mental health diagnosis, are weak, and broken. I have had people say it to me. I have had people imply that, not so subtly. The way people react and treat […]

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Lip picking and anxiety. Bad habits and mental health.

People who know me really well, and that is very few people, know that I have a couple of bad habits that tend to betray how I am doing, in myself, and how life is treating me and lip picking is one of those tells. I used to bite my nails, but stopped when my […]

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