• Love Yourself

    Anxiety is …

    Awful .. evil .. hard .. overwhelming .. not needed .. ridiculous .. All of these adjectives are words I’ve used to describe what anxiety is to me. I don’t like to use the word ‘hate’, but y’all I’m making an exception. I HATE that I have anxiety now. The Friday before we left on vacation this past month was the worst day I’ve had since February. The week leading up to Friday wasn’t much fun either. I had several anxiety headaches and a couple of panic attacks. Friday, though it all came crashing down on me, and I’m not sure if it was my depression that reared it’s ugly…

  • Love Yourself

    I Never Thought It Would Happen To Me …

    The last ten months of my life have been a struggle I never thought I’d have to go through. I’m finally sharing my story of anxiety and depression to let others know they are NOT alone. It is OKAY to not be okay. It is OKAY to seek help. My mantra right now is, “Every situation is not a crisis” …. because if I let my self think that my entire body shuts down and anxiety takes over. My face goes numb, it starts to twitch uncontrollably, I feel like I can’t swallow, and I have a hard time catching my breath. It is an awful thing to experience. Anyone…

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    5 Ways to De-stress

    Mental health is a major topic in our world today. It’s important to take care of yourself to be the healthiest version of you.Β Life can get stressful for anybody. Everyone should have some way to relieve stress. I thought I’d share my 5 favorite things I do to help destress.Β  Yoga: For years I thought yoga was something silly. I could never relax doing it and always felt I looked silly…. UNTIL I had kids and started running. The first time I did yoga for real, I cried y’all! It was so relaxing. Now anytime I feel stressed, I find 30 minutes to myself, turn off all the lights, and…