about me · dysfunctional · family · life · mental health · social anxiety · Thoughts and feelings

Echoes of the Past

Some days I think I am over it. Other days I relive the past in my mind and it’s like getting sucked into a vortex of pain, anger, and sadness. Several nights as of late I’ve fallen into this mindset and been insomniac. It would be easier on myself to just look to the future…… Continue reading Echoes of the Past

about me · anxiety · fitness · life · mental health · Physical health · school life · Thoughts and feelings

Sinking or Swimming

My posts continue to be melancholic. I feel like I have been in a haze. Self-preservation is an innate instinct and that’s what I’ve been trying to do. Just surviving somehow. My physical and mental health took some hits during the stay-at-home order. I think I still am suffering, maybe from the aftereffects, even though…… Continue reading Sinking or Swimming

about me · body image · dysfunctional · family · food · habits · personal beliefs · Thoughts and feelings

Cultural Views of Food

This might seem like a topic that has come out of nowhere, but truly, it’s been a subject matter that’s been on my mind for a long time. Because of the complexity of the issue and how food interrelates to other things like body image and culture, I wasn’t sure how to talk about it.…… Continue reading Cultural Views of Food

anxiety · life · ramblings · school life

Get Through This

I’ve not gone out in the last 3-4 days. That’s an estimate since I lost count as the days are slowly blending into one another. The only real schedule I am on is the days and times I have my online classes from Mondays to Thursdays. Most of my courses still meet virtually (on Blackboard…… Continue reading Get Through This

anxiety · Coping with anxiety · daily · habits · irrational thinking · life · Thoughts and feelings · worrying

Not So Great Expectations

It’s insomnia o’clock for me again. Yay. 😑 I feel some of my more recent posts are indicative of the sorry mental state I’ve been in. There is still a lot up in the air that I haven’t chosen to write about yet. The good news is what is keeping me awake is something I’ll…… Continue reading Not So Great Expectations

life · nature · people · personal habits · ramblings · Thoughts and feelings · weather · winter

Dark Wintry Musings

So far this winter I have yet to experience the outdoor chill of anything below 39 degrees Fahrenheit. This is at least true for the daytime hours when I venture out. Snow only came once in mid-November; I can’t remember the exact date although it wasn’t even that cold that day. A sea of powder…… Continue reading Dark Wintry Musings

anxiety · habits · mental health · sleep habits

[Guest Post] 5 Ways to Overcome Your Sleep Anxiety

5 Ways to Overcome Your Sleep Anxiety Anxiety can have a significant impact on our day-to-day lives. It affects every aspect of our lives because our mind can get carried away with thoughts that might not be helpful and can be hinder our sleep. We already know we absolutely without a question need sleep. Although…… Continue reading [Guest Post] 5 Ways to Overcome Your Sleep Anxiety

blogging · food · mental health · Parental issues · writing

Wake-Up Call

Today, the second night into a vacation trip I took with my family to the Pocono Mountains, I had been slowly but surely putting together a blog draft of all the cool things I have experienced thus far. Now in light of something that happened this evening, I feel too somber to publish it. Maybe…… Continue reading Wake-Up Call

anxiety · life · ramblings · social anxiety

Anxiety in My Childhood

I’ve accepted that I’m pretty much alone when it comes to dealing with social anxiety without my family knowing the full extent of it. Part of my reluctance to tell my own parents about it is because I don’t believe they’d get it. Having social anxiety isn’t something someone just gets over or grows out…… Continue reading Anxiety in My Childhood