My Brother’s Wedding: Leaving On A Jet Plane

Did I tell you all my brother is getting married? I believe I did here.

Anyway, the wedding is this coming Sunday in the Toronto area.

And I leave tomorrow to drive to the city I fly out of. It takes 8 hours to drive there. And I am doing it all by my lonesome. Apparently in the midst of a southern snow storm. Although I hear the snow is supposed to let up by tomorrow morning. I sure hope so! Keep your fingers crossed.

Inside An Attack

Have you ever been inside an attack? An anxiety attack? If not, count yourself lucky. To read more about what my anxiety attacks are like please visit Serena‘s blog Bewildered Bug at Mental Health Mondays – Inside An Attack. Thank you for visiting!

Bring Change 2 Mind

As many of you mental health awareness is a big passion of mine. Yesterday I was watching the news and caught a segment about mental health awareness. Actress Glenn Close is in Ottawa speaking a conference about mental health, stigma, and how it has affected her own family. During the news story I noticed a…

Anxiety and Its Vicious Circle

I wrote this post yesterday when I returned home from my morning out with my son.  And yesterday did turn out to be an awesome day. This morning started out really well (except for some mild 6 year old whining and complaining). Little Man and I met some of our mom friends and kids out…

Anxiety and Food: Fear of Eating Out in Public

A part of my anxiety that no one really understands, including myself, is that I cannot eat out in public. For as long as I can remember my appetite has always been linked to my anxiety. When I went through my first difficult bout of anxiety (after I was first diagnosed in 2003) I completely…

A Tough Week

A few weeks ago, maybe about a month ago, I had a difficult discussion with my husband. I told him how bad my anxiety had been at the time and that I wasn’t sure if I could go on our family trip during Spring Break.  I did not want my anxiety to ruin the trip…

I Don’t Even Know My Own Mind

No truer words have been spoken than this line… I don’t even know my own mind. And it came out of my 6 year old’s mouth at the dinner table the other night. I forget what we were talking about but Big Boy got onto a subject and was pretty worked up about it.  His…

A New Challenge: Meditation

So, I’ve decided to try something new and just for me.  Meditation. To be entirely truthful, meditation is not new for me.  I tried it a couple times before but then I began to  think it was too cheesy.  Then, I thought I wasn’t doing it right.  So, I quit.  I gave up. Because I…

Crying Inside and Out

How ironic is it that I just wrote a post only a few days ago about my happy moments and now, I am going to vent about my anxiety issues?  Even though I am struggling right now, I do occasionally have those moments of happiness.  They are just harder to find. The past few weeks…

Let’s Talk about Anxiety

As many of you know I suffer from anxiety. I was officially diagnosed in 2003 but I believe I have suffered from it my entire life. My mom was also a sufferer.  However, back then I did not understand it.  I would get so frustrated with her because I just wanted her to be “normal.”…