Anxiety Roller Coaster: The Least Fun Ride Ever

When I was 16 years old, I had my first panic attack. Not a feeling of panic, but a full blown, out-of-my-own-reality panic attack. I felt the intense weight of the depersonalization and derealization as the world seemed to slip away from me. I’ve never been the same since. I’ve been struggling with some pretty […]

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Advocate for Yourself

Being an anxious person with any kind of actual physical health issue comes with it’s own special set of challenges. It could perhaps mean you are going to engage in circular cause and effect arguments with yourself trying to figure out your symptoms. It could mean googling your symptoms until you convince yourself you are […]

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I’m back where I once was before, but I’m not.

I strongly believe that the Universe gives you exactly what you ask it for. For the past few weeks I have been feeling like something is missing. I workout, I eat my greens, I play with my dogs. Life is good. No, life is great. But I’ve been wondering: where is my fire? Where is […]

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What I Lost to Fitness.

I hope you are not confused by the title. I’ve lost good things, and I’ve lost bad things. It’s just change. It’s just life. It’s a part of my journey that I want to share with you. This is what I lost to fitness. I lost that “not caring” mentality. I do care. I care so […]

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“I Have Anxiety Too”

Yesterday, a stranger and I began talking about protein. He told me : “I can’t take that powder because it triggers my anxiety”, and was quick to apologize with, “sorry, is that too much information?” I could have said no and brushed it off. But I was intrigued. Intrigued because I know exactly what it’s […]

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Self-esteem is Work (and it’s worth it)

We’ve all had those days. When we just wake up, and we don’t feel good about ourselves. Maybe it’s your hair, maybe it’s your clothes. Maybe it’s your weight. Or maybe it’s something less tangible, like your ability or your strength. Whatever it is, or combination thereof, it’s taken a hit. You stopped believing you […]

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A magnesium deficiency may be the answer to your most mysterious health problems!

I love learning about how different vitamins and minerals effect the body. Our bodies are much more complicated than we often realize. They are meticulously organized and complex systems that require certain parts and processes to be in place in order to function properly. It is easy to take it for granted! Magnesium is one […]

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10 Ways to Relieve Stress that AREN’T total Bullsh*t

This is not your cookie-cutter stress relief list; you know, the one that said take a bath and smell some fresh lavender and all your problems will go away? This list came from the need to see something more realistic. I’ve looked up natural remedies for stress on the internet and I’m tired of seeing […]

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The one thing that you should Quit: Quitting

The harsh reality: it often takes much longer to meet our goals than we anticipate. Why? Because when we create the game plan for how we are going to make our dreams a reality, we neglect to take into account that there are going to be obstacles. There is going to be hardship. In all […]

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The Aftermath of the Storm

Hey everyone, I hope you all are having an amazing week. I thought today might be a really great opportunity to update you guys on what’s going on with me. I always want to keep this website an open and honest space in which we all feel comfortable to be our true selves. So here […]

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