Thought Battles

This week my therapist was explaining that it is impossible to properly focus on two thoughts at the same time. At least, I think that is what she said, I was busy thinking about something else at that particular moment. The point, and I do have a point, is that this reality is bad news […]

Oh The Places I’ve Been

Yesterday I got a message about my 10 year college reunion. There are many reasons for me to say no. Many of these people I avoided when I was actually in college because that would have required me to be social (no thank, courtesy of my anxiety), and so it is hard for me to […]

A Day In Anxiety

I started this blog with the hope of informing more people about what it was like living with mental illness and hopefully reducing the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. Perhaps the best way of doing that is giving you a little insight into a day with anxiety. 7 am – Leave for the train station. When […]

Animals: At Least They’re Honest

I used to work in marine conservation and was once attacked by a shark. Just kidding, shark attacks are incredibly rare and statistically they have more reason to be afraid of us than the other way around. Shame on me for that little lie, but I was curious to see who read my last post. […]

Little Boy Blue and the Man in The Moon

I have struggled a lot with this post. I’ve struggled with it because it is about my father. I have a complicated relationship with him, and am unsure how best to approach that relationship, much less talk about it here. He is a big part of my story, an inescapable part, and I’ve told him […]

My 10 Year Mental Health Challenge

So, if you’ve gone on social media recently you’ve probably seen people posting pictures of themselves 10 years ago and now. And even though there is nothing remotely challenging about that, they are calling it the 10 year challenge. Because apparently everything that goes viral has to be a challenge. But it led me to […]