Act Now, Panic Later

So…I managed to make the phone call! (The one I wrote about yesterday, see ‘Fear of the Phone’). It was scary but it went okay. Afterwards I felt strangely calm about it even though my husband was stressed about the way it had gone. Then I started feeling guilty for causing my husband such stress, […]

Is Change an Enemy?

I can only speak for myself, but one of the things I find toughest to deal with while battling anxiety and depression is change. Most days I feel like it’s an achievement if I’ve managed to keep myself and my little ones alive, and a big part of the way I handle that is through […]

Life and Love and Music

I have no idea what to write about today. I’m not sure how I feel. I know I’m not panicking about anything which is good, but I also know I’m fragile. I can sense it in my stomach, in the fact that I’m isolating myself from others. It’s probably a defensive thing, taking time for […]

Agony

Ever had one of those moments in a relationship where you look at it and think “That’s it. That’s when something broke between us”? Well, I just had one. Ever had one of those moments when you feel so broken that you think you’ll never mend? And there’s so much emotion and pain that your […]

One Day

Life can be so hard struggling with anxiety and depression. Each day is a new challenge, filled with its own difficulties and obstacles to overcome. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a quick fix? A foolproof method that would heal someone in an instant? Unfortunately, there isn’t one. These are illnesses of the mind […]