• Prone to Hope Turns Five

    Prone to Hope Turns Five

    Today this blog hits its fifth anniversary with 143 posts. Yay? Is this a milestone to celebrate? Hmmm. No. But it is a worth acknowledging. I’ve grown a lot since Prone to Hope began. I am much better than when […]

     
  • My happy light is, in fact, making me happier!

    My happy light is, in fact, making me happier!

    I’m a little more than two weeks into using my “happy light.” As stated in the previous post, I started using the light at the direction of my mental health med doctor. I recently noted to her that I started […]

     
  • Me and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

    Me and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

    Thanks to everyone who reached out to me and sent me props after my last post on the Anxiety, which I still regularly contend with.  It means a lot.  And I am so lucky to be surrounded by such a […]

     
  • To err is human.  To beat oneself up is Michael.

    To err is human. To beat oneself up is Michael.

    Low self-esteem, paired with Anxiety, sucks. Because of those mental illness-imprinted traits, I frequently call myself stupid — out loud at home, under my breath in public. I blow my mistakes out of proportion. There are times when I fail […]

     
  • Experiencing Anxiety in the Workplace

    Experiencing Anxiety in the Workplace

    A reader of this blog recently asked me if I would feel comfortable writing about working while experiencing Anxiety. As Anxiety in this setting can be one of the most challenging situations, I can’t say I feel comfortable writing about it. However, […]