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How having a cat has helped me deal with anxiety | Mental Health

I have been thinking about this for a good while and I have come to the conclusion that having a cat (two, to be precise) has been a great help for my fragile mental health. I know most people would think it would more easily be dogs to offer this kind of... emotional support, as… Continue reading How having a cat has helped me deal with anxiety | Mental Health

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As of March 2019: what have I been up to?

The first few months of 2019 have been especially stressful and challenging for me. As I mentioned in my previous post, university gave me one of the worst anxiety crisis I have ever had, leaving me exhausted, scared and disappointed. During these weeks, I have been trying really hard to get back up on my… Continue reading As of March 2019: what have I been up to?

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Sometimes it is okay to give up | The Anxiety Chronicles

Someone once told me to pick my battles carefully, because sometimes it's better to be at peace with yourself than to win. I have been thinking about these words a lot these days. The past month my mental health has been at an all time low. I honestly don't remember my anxiety ever being this… Continue reading Sometimes it is okay to give up | The Anxiety Chronicles

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The Anxiety Chronicles | Wisdom teeth nightmare part 1

Long story short: I have a phobia of doctors. And I need to get my wisdom teeth pulled out. I've known for almost one year, but life (& anxiety) has stopped me all this time. There's no urgency, from what my dentist said, but I still feel kind of dumb for avoiding it for so… Continue reading The Anxiety Chronicles | Wisdom teeth nightmare part 1

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Winning the anxiety of living alone

I'll start by saying this: I still haven't moved out. I don't have my own place and I still live at home with my parents. However, they are always travelling so much that I do get to spend days, weeks actually, alone very often. Many people find having the entire house to themselves fun and… Continue reading Winning the anxiety of living alone

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The fear of crowds and tips to control it | Mental Health

One of the things that trigger my anxiety the most is crowds. Seeing too many people all together, especially if it's in a small space, makes me feel like I am about to suffocate, as if there wasn't enough oxygen for all of us. On Wednesday, my mom and I stopped for breakfast at our… Continue reading The fear of crowds and tips to control it | Mental Health

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The pains and joys of writing about anxiety: my journey so far

In just a couple of days, my blog will turn 2 months old. These past few weeks have been an interesting journey for me, trying to figure out what's the best way of sharing my experience and talking openly about anxiety. It hasn't been easy, even though this is not my first time as a… Continue reading The pains and joys of writing about anxiety: my journey so far

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Easy relaxation techniques for when your brain won’t stop thinking

Hi everyone and welcome back! After being absent for one week because my wifi connection decided to die on me, I am back with one of my mental health posts. Today I want to share some quick and easy relaxation techniques for those moments where it feels like our brain can't stop working and it… Continue reading Easy relaxation techniques for when your brain won’t stop thinking

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How to stay true to yourself when meeting new people | Mental health

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

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Mental disorders are very much physical. Here’s why | The Anxiety Chronicles

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