As someone who has been struggling with anxiety and panic attacks for most of my life, one of the things that I have always found most difficult is meeting new people. And with September coming around, bringing along a new school year for many of us (a whole new degree for me), I have been… Continue reading How to stay true to yourself when meeting new people | Mental health
I take little trips to the public library every single week. No matter how many books I already have on my night table and no matter how many books I keep on buying in the meanwhile. I just enjoy being in public libraries, scanning the shelves and picking up a book here and there, reading… Continue reading Frog by Mo Yan | Book Review
When I was younger and I had my very first bad anxiety crisis, it worried me and my parents to death. I still didn’t know what an anxiety disorder was and up to that point I had been seemingly okay, getting through life as any other teenager would. Then, suddenly, I started feeling sick. For… Continue reading Mental disorders are very much physical. Here’s why | The Anxiety Chronicles
With September coming around and bringing along some very autumnal days, I am as ready as ever to welcome this new season. Fall is definitely my favourite time of the year and having lived through one of the worst summers ever I can’t wait to dive into the autumnal spirit and do the most of… Continue reading My Autumn bucket list!
The post I'm about to write makes me a bit emotional. My blog has been up for less than 2 weeks, and I feel so incredibly honored to have already been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I really want to thank Tracy of Blogger By The Sea for picking me. It's really amazing that… Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award – Thank you!
One of the things about anxiety I often think about is how it makes it so hard for me to accept that feeling nervous and scared sometimes is okay. I struggle to differentiate between situations that are just, let's say, all-in-my-head, and situations that would make anyone feel stressed out. I am always feeling so… Continue reading The future terrifies me – and it’s okay
Every once in a while, my mom and I like to take out our family's big recipe book and prepare something very traditional and very tasty. Even though we now live in the North-East, we are originally from Parma, in the region of Emilia-Romagna, the land of all the best things in the world (read:… Continue reading Cooking stories | Erbazzone recipe (traditional italian chard and cheese pie)
I will start by saying that this book made me cry. A lot. I was halfway through it, and I already knew I was going to cry at some point. I felt it build up inside of me. I managed to hold it in until the end, but once I reached the last page I… Continue reading Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin | Book Review
Good morning everyone and happy Monday! As a new week is starting and we are getting closer to September, I want to share a little #BackToSchool (or back to uni?) haul. As I talked about in one of my previous posts (click here to read it), I will be starting a master's degree in October.… Continue reading A little stationery haul | new planner!
Let's start with stating the obvious: we need money to live. In a perfect, ideal world we wouldn't, but in the one we all live in we need money, which implies that, unless you were born in an incredibly rich family or somehow ended up inheriting a fortune, we also necessarily need to work. For… Continue reading The myth of work and success and why I’m over it