Wellness Wednesday: Anxiety and Irreparable Mistakes

Hello internet. I am not feeling very well at the moment. I didn't think that I was stretching myself too thin, but maybe I am. I don't know. After this week hopefully things will even out a bit and I'll just have the one class I'm teaching and dissertation to worry about. I never thought [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Love Languages

I spent my day listening to instrumental piano music, looking outside my window at the snow, and writing/working from home, which I think was needed after the start of this week. Overall I am not feeling very "well" for a variety of reasons, and I don't feel like writing today, but I'm trying to stick [...]

Time Grows Short

  Suspended and weightless Swept away, breathless I disappear Time stalls and stops At sea   I can't believe I'm going to be 30 soon... pretty much nothing in my life has turned out how I thought it would, but that's ok. Overall I really can't complain-- other than about my anxiety I suppose. After [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Connection … when you grew up without it

Your relationships in your family of origin prime you for relationships in your adult life. If your emotional connection with your parents/family (or lack thereof) left you confused ... you will likely have a confusing time in your adult life with relationships, at least at first, until you work through some of your earlier connection/disconnection [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Grief

My new year started off pretty grand with dancing and fun, but then when I woke up I learned that I had to say goodbye to one of my best friends that happens to have fur. I've been through this before, 4 times to be exact, but it never gets easier. I sort of knew [...]

2018 Reflection

This year seems to have flown by. It has been a tremendous year of growth and self-improvement for me. I am not where I want to be yet, but I'm a lot closer. Taking time to focus on myself and my needs ... and really taking care of myself is where my energy has been, [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Pulling Yourself Out of Anxiety and Depression

Sometimes doing exactly what you don't want to do is precisely what will save you. I recently joined a local Y and have been going to yoga classes and swimming laps. I notice on the days that I do either of those things I feel better equipped to handle my to-do list those days. It's [...]

Wellness … Thursday?

I can't believe it's already December. This year flew by, and for the most part I have been pretty consistent about posting every Wednesday/at least once a week. I plan to continue doing that into 2019. As for this week, yesterday was a pretty jam-packed day for me so I didn't get a chance to [...]

Women Invest More of Themselves

Somehow amidst all of my end of semester madness, I am doing some extra reading. I am reading a book about the trauma related to experiencing infidelity in a relationship. The author makes the claim: Women are more easily traumatized because they invest more of themselves in relationships. I agree with this. It has been [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Spring Will Come

When the cold and the grey of Pennsylvania start getting me down, I have to remember that Spring will come. That's hard to remember on days when my anxiety gets the best of me. It's a constant battle. Today, at this very moment, as I type this before going into a meeting at my university-- [...]