A few weeks ago I had a pretty major surgery. Having my husband drop me off at the door and going in all alone made it even scarier. There weren’t any complications and so far I’m healing well, but it’s been a really bizarre experience. I’m the kind of person who thrives on getting stuff… Continue reading Give Yourself a Break
Any time someone has a loss they can experience Situational Depression. For some people it’s a brief period of sadness and/or mourning, but for others it can last longer and go much deeper. It’s different than Clinical Depression, because the person experiencing it definitely knows what’s causing it and can (hopefully) work on moving through… Continue reading Coping with Situational Depression
If you’re a worrier think about this for a minute. I’m not talking about coming up with a plan and then taking action AFTER you worry about something. I’m talking about the time and energy you devoted to running the conversations and/or scenarios through your head. Did any of that actually solve the problem? Will… Continue reading Is Worry a Waste of Time?
The more I learn about mental health and how it manifests the more I agree that it’s not necessarily our genes that determine our habits and behaviors. A lot of the way we act has been learned, sometimes without us even realizing it. Worry was like that for me. I learned how to worry about… Continue reading Did You Learn How to Worry?
In some ways I’ve probably always been a worrier. It’s something I learned at a very young age from watching and being around my parents. My father had the scarcity mentality that manifested into hoarding, which I now know is a form of anxiety and worry (the fear that I will need something and not… Continue reading Why do we worry?