How I’m Coping with COVID Anxiety

Everyone is a little extra stressed these days due to the effects of COVID stretching across the world. My anxiety got the best of me last month and I landed in the ER due to a panic attack that made me think I was about to die from a heart attack. The anxiety issue is … Continue reading How I’m Coping with COVID Anxiety

A Massive Panic Attack Sent Me to the Hospital

Yesterday I was having a good day, that is, until a massive panic attack sent me to the hospital. It was a first for me, and I'm the kind of person who will do ANYTHING to avoid the doctor. I will not go unless I seriously think I am dying, and unfortunately, that's exactly what … Continue reading A Massive Panic Attack Sent Me to the Hospital

Quarantine, COVID-19 and the Introvert

As COVID-19 swept through the world and quarantine (or Safer at Home) orders were announced, every introvert was suddenly given permission to just be their natural selves. Stay at home and avoid interacting with people? No problem! That's what I really wanted to do anyway! In one way, it was a great relief to take … Continue reading Quarantine, COVID-19 and the Introvert

Dealing with Anxiety, a Pandemic and Quarantine

A pandemic is enough to stress out anyone. Throw in a possible quarantine and a lot of unknowns, and it's easy to fall into the anxiety spiral. Here in Jacksonville we aren't on total lockdown yet, but you can feel it coming. Every morning I check the news and see it creeping closer and closer … Continue reading Dealing with Anxiety, a Pandemic and Quarantine

Good Friends Can Be Better than Xanax

I got to go to dinner recently with a couple of good friends that I've known for 25 years! We used to be crazy raver kids that danced until dawn, and now I have a kid and have to get home early so I can wake up at dawn. Times sure have changed, but our … Continue reading Good Friends Can Be Better than Xanax

Would I Recommend Being a Stay-at-Home-Mom? No. Maybe. Sort Of…

After more than a decade running my own business, I closed up shop and decided to launch myself into the stay-at-home-mom world. Family and friends supported my choice, but now that the mental fog of toddlerhood is clearing and my son is in preschool, I'm┬ánot 100% sure if it was the right decision. I have … Continue reading Would I Recommend Being a Stay-at-Home-Mom? No. Maybe. Sort Of…

World Mental Health Day and Blogging to Stay Sane

I often joke that I started writing a blog to stay sane through the craziness of parenting, but I think that anyone who writes as therapy knows it's not really a joke. All of it. It's all true. (yes I just quoted Star Wars) Sometimes I feel like people just love categorizing all the things … Continue reading World Mental Health Day and Blogging to Stay Sane