I’ve been taking a bit of a break from the blog recently, but with everything going on in the world right now, I did want to assure you all that I’m still alive. Things are a little crazy right now, but I’m coping, with the help of my traditional journal and my new art journal.…

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Welcome to a new year! I hope that everyone survived the holidays with minimal stress. And now that the busiest time of the year is over, let’s talk about getting back into a good routine for your mental health, by finding a hobby that helps you cope with your anxiety/depression. For me, that hobby is…

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I’m kind of in love with natural cleaning products right now. I’ve had a terrible time keeping anything clean since Mil was born (not that I was exactly a neat person before), mostly because all my cleaning products were full of chemicals and I wasn’t in love with the idea of having Mil around while…

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Almost everyone keeps an emergency kit in their car or bag with things that they need in case of a physical emergency – bandaids, gauze, antibacterial cream, and the like — so why not keep a kit for your mental health too? I ran across the idea on Reddit a few weeks ago and thought…

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Sometimes you’re doing really well. You’re keeping up with your medications, and your journaling, and your breathing, and everything else that you need to be doing to keep yourself in a good mental space. But then life happens, and suddenly it’s been days since you journaled, let alone thought about doing breathing or meditation exercises.…

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charlie brown shirt for halloween

I got to go to one of the big annual craft shows in my area over the weekend. It’s something I try to go to every year, and while I’m there I always try to get a little of my Christmas shopping out of the way. I’m big on having as much of my Christmas…

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panic tracker -september 2019

One of the things that my therapist has me doing to help with my anxiety is journaling. She’s having me write for about 5 minutes every day, either just things that are going on, or from a prompt. It’s actually been very insightful, as I have been able to establish some basic things about what…

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pumpkin cream cheese muffins

It’s finally Fall! That means I get to appreciate some of the things I love without being “out-of-season.” Now, I know pumpkin is overdone, and we don’t need pumpkin spice everything, but I have to give a shout out to the fabulous pumpkin cream cheese muffins I made this week, thanks to a recipe from…

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I’ve been having lots of small panic episodes lately, and I’m not sure if they are related to changes in my medication, or because I’m actually focusing on my anxiety in an attempt to deal with it. Fortunately, I’ve only had one very bad panic attack so far this month, and we will hope it…

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