Rising Above Your Brain’s Chatter

This post is gonna be about something I’ve noticed about the way I think—something I imagine many other people can relate to. “Paradox” Paradox is an intimidating word, but this is the definition: The last definition is the most simple, so that’s what I’m gonna go with. So how do our thoughts follow a patternContinue reading “Rising Above Your Brain’s Chatter”

Showing My Personal Journal to Strangers

As I try to make abundantly clear since I love it so much, I write in a journal every day. And I also don’t mind opening up to anyone about my mental health, because it is from experience that I believe we really all have a lot more in common than we expect we do.Continue reading “Showing My Personal Journal to Strangers”

School is a Breeding Ground for Fear

The closest I’ve ever come to a panic attack was when I was laying in my bed the day before the first day of my freshman year of high school. So I thought I’d address this significant event in my life under the belief that many people experience the same and worse. I was 14Continue reading “School is a Breeding Ground for Fear”

Living in Spite of Yourself

Sometimes it makes sense to take revenge on your past self. Here’s what I mean by that: many people with anxiety issues have troubled relationships with themselves, of all different levels of severity. A lack of confidence and a weak self-esteem can make it near impossible to solve the issues we want most to solveContinue reading “Living in Spite of Yourself”

Acting on the Urge to Go Outside

I’m extrapolating here, but I feel like every so often, we all get an incessant urge to be outside. Whether it’s because the temperature is perfect or because we appreciate the sound of rain, sometimes the outside calls us. And often, we stay inside. There are a few reasons this could be. We may feelContinue reading “Acting on the Urge to Go Outside”

My Salutatorian Speech About Anxiety (Video + Transcript)

For the speech I’d give for my school, I wanted to convey a history of my anxiety and a unifying final message. Transcript I was, still am, and will forever be a scared little kid. My earliest memories are of being nervous. In first grade I wrote over my pencil marks several times to achieveContinue reading “My Salutatorian Speech About Anxiety (Video + Transcript)”

How Anxiety Ruins Reading

For some reason, it seems to me that many people who identify with issues regarding anxiety are the same people that love reading. There may be a correlation there—but as we become disillusioned with life, I think we naturally grow to read less. That’s not to mention that anxiety can take many different forms, allContinue reading “How Anxiety Ruins Reading”

Ground Yourself Immediately with this Trick

To me, grounding qualifies as anything that makes your brain shut up for a moment, so you can get back on track with whatever you were doing. That being said, there is one thing that I find more grounding than anything else. This thing will shut your brain up and make you and your lifeContinue reading “Ground Yourself Immediately with this Trick”

The Most Important Trait to Have

When it comes not only to improving your mental health, but changing your entire life for the better, one positive trait will get you further than almost any other. It’s not resilience, it’s not optimism, and it’s not spirituality. It’s bravery. That’s it. This is obviously just my opinion, but I’m going to try myContinue reading “The Most Important Trait to Have”