It’s hard sometimes to HEY LOOK OVER THERE!

I have a problem with distractions. With losing focus and staying in control of tasks I’m working on. It can be a major problem, particularly when it comes to concentrating on work tasks, staying on top of assignments and being generally organized with what’s going on. This can result in missed or late assignments, sloppy […]

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A word of advice on how NOT to treat someone with an anxiety disorder

I love advice columns, and, in some other life I feel like writing an advice column would be right up my alley (given that I consider myself a sage when it comes to knowing society’s “unwritten rules”). One of my favorite columnists is Emily Yoffe at Slate, whose Dear Prudence column covers a wide range of […]

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Can I get back into mindfulness meditation?

I confess, this summer I’ve been slipping. I haven’t been following through on my mindfulness meditation practice and it’s starting to show. I find myself edgier, more irritable and anxious. My thoughts fly around my head and I have a hard time focusing and considering them. Once that happens it becomes very easy to fall […]

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Make a checklist for a positive weekend

There’s nothing worse than a wasted weekend. Well, that’s not true, there are MUCH worse things than a wasted weekend. But if you’re like me sometimes you’ll find yourself at home on a Sunday evening and think “Damn, I didn’t do ANYTHING this weekend.” It’s happened to me more than I’d care to admit or […]

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I had a panic attack today

  Not much to say about it. I’m feeling better now, out smoking a cigar. It was over a work issue that I don’t want to get into too much detail about here. Or that’s what triggered it. My anxiety issues run pretty deep, and even though I’ve made a tremendous amount of progress in managing […]

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Being open with my mental health struggle is definitely worth it

  I just wanted to share a quick update with everyone to follow up on the letter I wrote about in my last post. Today I received a card in the mail from someone who lives in my town and saw my letter in the paper. She has a friend who is struggling with anxiety and […]

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The Flat

“In this part of Africa, we all have a saying Whenever something bad happens We just throw our hands to the sky and say “Hasa Diga Eebowai”” -The Book of Mormon (Not that one…) So yeah, I basically shredded a tire on 695 on my way home. Sat there for a half hour waiting for […]

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Blogging on World Mental Health Day, looking back and looking forward.

When I first started this blog I wrote that one of the reasons that I wanted to be open about my depression, anxiety and alcoholism was to share my experience in a way that others who may be facing similar struggles may be able to relate to, learn from and get help for themselves. In […]

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Back from Alaska, aka, the view from the mountain

Well, I’m back. After the USA Today article came out my vacation was timed perfectly. It allowed me time to decompress, not think about my depression and anxiety and just enjoy the company of family and the beauty of Alaska. Haha, just kidding! Yeah, as if depression and anxiety let you take a vacation. This […]

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