What Helps My Anxiety Post # 5: Gratitude

Luckily, those anxious feelings I had pretty much dissipated after I wrote the last post. I’ve felt the anxious feelings when something specific comes up that makes me feel nervous, but it’s tolerable, and I know that that’s normal for most people. When I’m in the throes of unrelenting anxiety (or depression or flip-flopping between the… Continue reading What Helps My Anxiety Post # 5: Gratitude

What Helps My Anxiety Post # 4: Taking A Walk

I’ve found that walking can be utilized in 2 ways: when anxious feelings/sensations arise, and as daily maintenance. When I was in the throes of my worst anxiety, getting outside and going for a walk around my neighborhood did wonders for me. Most of the time I played music on my headphones while walking; it… Continue reading What Helps My Anxiety Post # 4: Taking A Walk

What Helps My Anxiety Post # 3: Journaling

I’ve always loved writing and journaling, even when I was little. (I so wish I had my elementary, middle and high school journals!) Journaling counteracts negative effects of stress, improves cognitive functioning, strengthens the immune system, and even decreases asthma and other health conditions! On the downside, for those who are perfectionists, journaling can be… Continue reading What Helps My Anxiety Post # 3: Journaling

What Helps My Anxiety Post #1: Meditation

So in 2016, I made it my mission to take on this Anxiety Monster once and for all. (Not realizing that thinking of it like that doesn’t help, but I had to start somewhere.) I thought I would list the things that have helped, but realized that would make this entry (even more) ridiculously long.… Continue reading What Helps My Anxiety Post #1: Meditation

Why Healthings? A Medical Mystery’s Adventure

About 12 years ago, I developed a painful lump on my bum. How’s that for an intro? (I don’t hold things back; if natural functions of the human body freak you out or hearing about “sensitive” areas of the body make you squeamish, you probably shouldn’t be reading this). So, at first I first I thought… Continue reading Why Healthings? A Medical Mystery’s Adventure