It’s Almost Winter

Yes, I know in a lot of places there is snow and it's cold (both here right now), but the calendar says: not yet. I both love and hate this time of year. I love the coziness of winter. The sweaters and blankets, the hot chocolate (and other toasty warm beverages), and the holidays. I …

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Where My Depression Lives

I know what you're thinking. Amy, your depression lives in your brain.Yes, yes it does. But it is, at this very moment, living in my kitchen. It is also living in my bedroom. These two places are usually the most disorganized spots in my apartment. If it migrates to my dining room, I'm in a …

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Stress?? Anxiety?? Let’s Bounce a Leg, Shall We?

We've already talked about my other anxiety induced problem of chewing the skin around my fingernails, so let's talk about the bouncing leg. Today on my Podcast I talked about the things I do when I'm stressed and/or my anxiety is off the charts. Right up with the skin chewing, is leg bouncing. This isn't …

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Let’s Get Running

Looking ahead to the next year as a whole isn't something that comes easy to me. Just typing this is making me itch with anxiety (for real, my arms are itchy). I have decided to start planning my races for next year. I will be running all as a Worth Living Run Ambassador to bring …

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Forgiving Myself

Sometimes I have a big problem. I can't forgive myself. I have very high expectations, and when I don't achieve my desired results, I will beat myself up about it. This could last for 48 hours, it could last for years. It could be a personal situation, or a work situation. The way my brain …

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I’m a Fainter

Last weekend I fainted while sitting in a pedicure chair. An ambulance was called. My daughter was a rockstar (which is good, because I now know she can navigate a situation like that without freaking). I was checked out by the paramedics, and then went to see a doctor who ordered some bloodwork. I had …

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Chewing The Skin Around My Nails

Yes. I chew the skin around my fingernails. It's a stress/anxiety solution to "getting rid" of my feelings. I will chew them, sometimes, until they bleed. Especially when my anxiety levels are high. My new meds have helped with the daily chewing. I am starting to slow my roll. I am now wearing fake nails …

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