The less involved you want to be regarding your health, the more involved you will become. Stay with me for a minute. I’ll give an example. Which group of habits shown below seems more involved, more expensive, more time consuming and more detrimental to your health? It actually requires less effort to put water in […]Read more "health is not hard"
If I told you that I was recovering from an anxiety induced alcohol dependency and eating disorder without any guidance or supervision of a medical professional, you would probably consider me an absolute fool, but I am doing exactly that, and I’m no fool. I had my first anxiety attack when I was seventeen, and […]Read more "break from booze"
Holidays can be wonderful, relaxing, stressful and chaotic, and most of us very recently got a taste of all of the above. Every year after the big number on the calendar changes I find myself evaluating the holidays, comparing them to the previous year and finding both regrets and resolutions in the process of reflecting […]Read more "Regret and resolution"
The self love epidemic has hit us pretty hard over the last decade and is becoming more of an excuse for narcissism with every passing day. Self love and self care are two completely different things, and self love has become the problem child of the two. In an effort to differentiate I have taken […]Read more "undermining self love"
For a person who doesn’t believe in time travel or having any control in life outside of their own free will it seems slightly ridiculous to even consider the possibility before answering the timeless question, if you could change anything about your past, what would it be? I have answered this on several occasions with […]Read more "growing pains"
I was never told that it was acceptable to give up. I was always taught to never give up, and this has become a problem. It is a dangerous mindset to have, that you should never give up on anything, especially for someone with anxiety. Anxious people want to have control over every person, thing, […]Read more "permission to give up"
Considering the massive amount of conflicting health information the supposed experts constantly and casually toss out to the public, I thought it would be a good idea to offer up an alternative route to healthy living that consists of common sense, simplicity and is backed by the personal experience of someone who isn’t getting paid […]Read more "a conflict of health"
In an attempt to broaden horizons and pull heads out of clouds of electronic devices I thought I would state the obvious. Your life is more than your career. It is more than just your kids, your workout routine, your diet, your partner, your past, your physical appearance, bank account, mental state, friendships or lack […]Read more "wherever you are"
Cold and flu viruses are spreading and mutating all over the place and I have recently and very rudely been reminded of how much of a showstopper getting sick can be. It has been so many years since I have come down with even the most common cold that I forgot how brutal this stuff […]Read more "sick"
Worry is the cornerstone of an anxiety disorder. If you’re like me you worry about things more than they deserve to be worried about and after spending way too much time cycling between feeling crazy and being utterly amazed at how powerful the mind is and how often thoughts and feelings can be bizarrely inaccurate, […]Read more "when everything scares you"