To anyone struggling with anxiety right now: I know right now you feel like you’re going to die. I know you can’t imagine that your heart is going to still beat after this. But it will.
In case no one has told you lately, you’re doing a really great job.
Panic attacks are exhausting. It’s that sudden feeling of terror that comes out of nowhere and is often completely irrational. You may feel like you’re having a heart attack or dying. But, of course, it’s important to remember that your anxiety can not and will not kill you.
Immediately following a panic attack, these are my 4 tips for nourishing your body to help you physically recover while you’re still working on mentally recovering from the attack.
Other people are fighting some of the same battles as you. We’re all trying to make sense of our lives and our surroundings. This is the human condition. And there are people who actually do understand precisely what you are going through, but that doesn’t make it any less painful or less scary.
I always found DBT to be kind of silly (but so useful). After all, it’s all things we likely already know. For instance, if you’re really feeling like curling up in a ball and crying, try a half or forced smile and breathe through it. Did that help […]
In recovery from any kind of illness, of course it’s natural to fear relapse. However, with mental illnesses, relapse doesn’t just happen. If you’ve been doing the work to maintain your recovery, you’re not just going to relapse overnight. Sure, you might have lapses, slips, episodes, behaviors, etc. […]
Sometimes we push ourselves to keep at certain things just because we don’t want to be seen as “quitters”. But guess what, that’s not a good enough reason to stick with something that makes us unhappy or is physically or psychologically damaging. Become a quitter today! Think of […]