• Rebecca and I fought for my mental health and won!

    Rebecca and I fought for my mental health and won!

    As transparent as I am about the state of my mental health, there’s been something I’ve been keeping from talking/writing about over the past few months that now feels good getting out into the open. For the second time in […]

     
  • Addressing Anxiety by focusing on the present

    Addressing Anxiety by focusing on the present

    One of the strategies I use to address my Anxiety is to bring my mind “into the now,” to just be.   If I feel Anxiety coming on, one of the worst things I can do is succumb to the illness’ […]

     
  • Decompression-writing (and song-listening)

    Decompression-writing (and song-listening)

    (This was going to be an essay on making and using flashcards to remember anti-Anxiety measures. And then it turn into a Sunday. Be on the lookout for a more constructive blog entry in a few days.) Forgive the choppy […]

     
  • It’s much easier to deal with a panic attack that never happened.

    It’s much easier to deal with a panic attack that never happened.

    My mental health med mix has done a really good job of putting Depression in my rearview mirror and greatly reducing the level and frequency of Anxiety I experience. Eliminated? No. But manageable? Yes. The key to my additional success […]

     
  • Loss of oneself and the forming of another

    Loss of oneself and the forming of another

    Friends, I’ve been sad about and angry at myself for quite some time. By way of context, a little over four years ago I descended into deep Depression and Anxiety. I sought out another mental health doctor and therapist, because […]