We live in a world where mental illness is misunderstood and judged, and we’re on a mission to change that! Too many people suffer in silence rather than seeking the help they need and deserve. We believe that in order to break the stigmas, we must first break the silence.   Faces of Mental Illness […]

Anxiety, Depression, Disorders, Mental Health

July 20, 2021

Faces of Mental Illness, Breaking Stigmas With A Dream Project

Faces of Mental Illness

Returning to school for the 20-21 school year is in full swing and the excitement behind the usual back-to-school shopping, preparation and celebrations will be a far cry from ordinary. I’m seriously concerned for not only the physical health and safety of our kids and teachers but also their mental health. Anxiety is at an […]

Anxiety, Children, Disorders, Emotional Health, Ideas, Inspiration, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Teenagers

August 11, 2020

Children Returning to School with Anxiety? There are programs that can help!

Life becomes easier to handle and more fulfilling once you accept this difficult truth: Anxiety doesn’t go away! There is no cure. It is a part of the human condition.  Sure, it might lie dormant for periods of time and give the illusion that it has left forever, but the moment something exacting triggers it, […]

Anxiety, Depression, Disorders

May 31, 2020

Accepting Anxiety

Losing a spouse is traumatic. A tragedy. Losing a spouse unexpectedly has been, let me be honest with you…complete hell. Jim passed at the end of 2017. I’ve been surviving in the house we bought together since. I’m now taking the bold next steps, (oh my god am I really ready to step forward into […]

Anxiety, Grieving, Mental Health, Mindset, Quarantine, Support, Teenagers

May 10, 2020

High School Seniors Need to Grieve

How to find stillness in the face of a global epidemic. With greater access to technologies and more individuals now declaring themselves informants or reporters, a wave of panic can be set off instantly with a simple opinion or post. How does anyone know what to believe? I may not know the answer to that, […]

Anxiety

March 12, 2020

6 Ways to Find Calm Intervention During a Panic Storm

Anxiety isn’t like nervousness. Nervousness is an emotion that arises when you are faced with a challenging or intimidating situation. Though it may be all-consuming in the moment, it fades soon after the situation has passed. This is in stark contrast to anxiety, wherein feelings of anxiousness linger even when an intimidating situation is not […]

Anxiety

March 30, 2017

What It’s Like To Live With Anxiety

As a culture, we Americans tend to place our celebrities on high pedestals. We make it our business to know everything about our favorite celebrities’ business, and we are quick to believe the superficial judgments the media passes on those currently in the limelight. We often fail to recognize the heavy burdens that come from […]

Anxiety, Disorders

March 8, 2017

Ricky Williams: A Public Struggle With Social Anxiety Disorder

Though similar, anxiety and stress are two very different psychological issues. People who are stressed sometimes try to compare themselves to people with anxiety, but anyone who has ever experienced chronic anxiety knows that the two will never be the same. In my practice as an online mental health counselor, I have worked with several […]

Anxiety, Stress

December 7, 2016

Stress vs Anxiety: Understanding The Difference

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about something that you are uncertain of its outcome. The key word in that definition should be “feeling,” yet many people allow anxiety to take on a form of its own. It becomes a great big bully in your life, doing its best to convince […]

Anxiety

September 15, 2016

5 Lies Your Anxiety Wants You To Believe

People that struggle with anxiety often do so in silence. From their outward appearance, you would never know that they are dealing with heavy issues on the inside.   In a recent blog, Overcoming Anxiety, I referenced a serious car accident that I was involved in two years ago on August 8th. The memory of […]

Anxiety

August 18, 2016

Overcoming Obstacles – A Personal Story

More often than not, anxiety is an inward struggle. Thousands of people deal with anxiety and self-confidence issues on a daily basis, but the people around them may have no way of knowing the challenges they face. Because others are unaware of their struggles, people with anxiety may feel isolated, misunderstood, and possibly even judged. […]

Anxiety

July 27, 2016

Overcoming Silent Anxiety – A Personal Story

Anxiety is one of the most crippling emotional disorders anyone can face. It manifests differently in every person it affects, making it challenging to identify. People who do not suffer from anxiety often have a hard time understanding how seriously it impacts those who are affected, and they may have trouble displaying appropriate empathy. In […]

Anxiety

July 18, 2016

10 Tips To Help You Control Your Anxiety (Not The Other Way Around)

Anxiety is one of the most crippling emotional disorders anyone can face. It manifests differently in every person it affects, making it challenging to identify. People who do not suffer from anxiety often have a hard time understanding how seriously it impacts those who are affected, and they may have trouble displaying appropriate empathy. In […]

Anxiety

July 18, 2016

10 Tips To Help You Control Your Anxiety (Not The Other Way Around)