When Anxiety is Your Normal

When anxiety is your normal, you don’t really know you have anxiety. It’s just life as you know it. Growing up, I never thought I had anxiety. I thought I was just ‘uptight’. I described myself as ’emotional’. I never felt like I had control, but I constantly sought it. However, it never crossed my […]

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Creating a Safe Space: Himalayan Salt Rock Lamps 

First, I want to talk briefly about the importance of creating a safe space. A safe space is important for people with anxiety – absolutely – but everybody deserves a sanctuary where they can go and feel safe. These past couple of months, we’ve been working on our bedroom, trying to get it where we […]

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August Update (& Exciting News!)

I know it’s not the best habit ever to look at my phone first thing every morning, but for the past couple of weeks when I open my eyes I grab my phone, click on my email, and see if I have any news from the school. You see, I’m still waiting to hear if […]

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It’s YOU vs. (anxiety) YOU

We’ve all heard that saying before – ‘there is no competition – it’s YOU vs. YOU’ . For those of us with anxiety, it couldn’t be more true. For most, “you vs. you” is a way of saying that you should just ignore the competition. The focus, after all, is on being the best version […]

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Acute Fasting: Good for Anxiety?

While everyone else enjoys their down time in the outdoors, or out shopping with friends, or even just lazing about watching tv, I can usually be found on my laptop looking up new and interesting facts about anxiety. Don’t worry – I do know how to have fun. But I also enjoy finding cool new […]

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My First Float Experience 

On the surface, stepping into a float tank might seem a little ridiculous for someone with anxiety to do. I mean, why would an anxious person want to be alone, in the dark, with nothing but their thoughts, encased in a float pod and losing awareness of their own body? Half that stuff I do […]

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Anti-Drug? Nope – I’m ON drugs. 

Getting into the holistic health industry is nothing short of fascinating, and on a personal level this journey has changed my life. The learning curve has been more of a steep hill, but I’ve managed it. I’ve made changes not just in food, but also in my routine , and this has given me a […]

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Holy Basil Iced Tea

I’ve been doing something brilliant lately: making time for myself. You never know how easy it can be. For me, it can be something as simple as sitting outside for ten minutes in the sun and just being. Actually, that is exactly what I’ve been doing more of lately. Yup, here in Canada, summer is upon […]

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Anxiety made me Successful

I know you think that the title is a far stretch, but trust me, once you read this post you will be a believer. I’m stubborn in my ways and always have been. I attribute this to my early anxiety, which manifested itself mainly in my need to control things. Ask anyone who knows me […]

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Anxiety: What an Adventure

The other day my boyfriend sent me a text, which read “Do you want to go to the gym later? I’ll wait for you”  Bless his heart for being so considerate. It had already been a morning of classes, and I was on my way to work, so he would have been waiting awhile. Unsure, […]

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