or sufferers of anxiety, parenting has extra challenges. The stress of handling disobedience from your kids can feel like a meaningful threat. Your palms sweat, your heart races, the room can feel like it's closing in on you. Everyday tasks like a trip to the grocery store or meeting with a teacher can cause anxiety to go through the roof.
Those feelings, the depression - it creeps back into my life without any consideration or care. It's awful, and I hate it. So because I hate it, I'll do what I can to fight it.
So what have I been reading lately? Besides informative and funny Twitter posts and too much information about hurricane preparedness, here are the latest reads...
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The Road to Hana is not just a drive to check off your bucket list; it is truly an adventure.
There would be no "dream job," no magic work/life balance, no fulfillment. Is this really how we are supposed to view our work lives and careers?
I left my job this week. I left a government job, with benefits, retirement, insurance, and security. Even as I type this, it sounds a little strange. Why would I choose to leave a position like this? Am I crazy? What will I do for money and all the above mentioned perks? This was a … Continue reading I left my job, and it was for the best
...because it is too tragic and sad. ...because their lives were ended much too soon. ...because it only reminds me of so many others who commit this same act every year, whether I have known them personally or not. ...because it makes me feel helpless in the face of mental illness. ...because if someone who … Continue reading I can’t see another celebrity suicide
Truth time: I have anxiety and depression. The anxiety has been a constant for awhile, but the depression is a new phase in my personal experience with mental illness. I have debated on how or if I wanted to say anything, to anyone, but I'm learning from therapy and experience that keeping it all inside … Continue reading Depression, Anxiety, and Why We Need To Keep Talking About It All
There are so many days where I am up and moving. ALL DAY LONG. I wake up early, get everyone out the door and to school/daycare/work, make long commutes back and forth to work, run kids to practice and tutoring, volunteer, attend meetings, keep a clean decent house, cook meals, and crash in to bed...only … Continue reading Why I continue to write