Anxious To Read

Before last night, I’m pretty sure I had never heard of bibliotherapy. I discovered this term in a very interesting article related to anxiety and books at a website I like, goodereader. Apparently, the year 2018 has been a big one for the popularity of books related to mental health, especially anxiety and depression. To me, that shouldn’t be surprising news, but it kind of … Continue reading Anxious To Read

Making It Through The Week

It’s been a challenging week so far. It started with my anxiety flaring up severely. My work at my job has been tough. And my family has been extra busy with Christmas festivities. But I think the week will slow down now. Sunday through half of Tuesday, I was really struggling with severe anxiety. It hasn’t been so bad in a while. I had to … Continue reading Making It Through The Week

Ebb And Flow Of Anxiety

You know how thoughts and feelings come and go. My general anxiety is like that. I have long stretches of ‘normal’ it seems, then a season of anxiety will settle in. For weeks or days at a time, my anxious nerves will buzz quieter or louder. I’ve had anxiety attacks that are acute and short lived. And I’ve had ones that are debilitating with a … Continue reading Ebb And Flow Of Anxiety

Anxiety And A Weighted Blanket

Alright, I’ve struggled with anxiety, and many others do too. It’s no easy thing, and I don’t think there are any quick fixes. But there are ways to get help, ways to cope or manage. One thing I’ve wondered is if a weighted blanket would be helpful. It may sound silly, like an adult security blanky, but I’ve heard seriously good things about them. Like … Continue reading Anxiety And A Weighted Blanket