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perspective

A Change In Perspective

Perspective is the lens through which you see the world. Basically we are all walking around this planet with the most unique pair of sunglasses on our Earth, our perspective. Have you ever been in a conversation and said something that was COMPLETELY misinterpreted? Two people, same conversation, two different interpretations. How is that possible? Yes, you SAID that but you didn’t mean it THAT way. Why would the think that? Were they even listening to you? Yes, but they…

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How I Overcame Social Anxiety

You might be surprised to know that I grew up with some serious social anxiety. Wait, what? The bubbly, charismatic, center of attention deals with social anxiety? No, way. Didn’t your mom ever teach you not to judge a book by its cover? I’ve had conversations about having social anxiety with people who also deal with it, and the truth is everyone just copes with it differently. Some retract and distance themselves; I over compensated by forcing myself to be…

There Is Nothing Wrong With You

"There is nothing wrong with you" - is what I wish someone would have said to me when I was young and struggling with my mental health/anxiety.   “ Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. “ -mentalhealth.gov I found this quote while writing a blog about combating stress for one of my clients, and I thought…

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How I Stopped Letting Anxiety Keep Me Up At Night

“Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. “ mentalhealth.gov Understanding my own mental health has become almost an obsession of mine. Especially since I realized that understanding it enabled me to have more of a choice in how I approach and react to life. It is something I am very passionate about sharing with people! So today,…

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Dear Anxiety, Chill The Eff Out

Dear Anxiety, We need to talk, again. We’ve had this conversation before; you need to chill the eff out. I’m writing you this letter to remind myself that you are not a part of me, you are simply a confused, weak and insecure voice inside my head, and I am the observer of your insanity. I am the quiet, confident, calmness that exists when I remember that all those anxious thoughts are not me. While you are rambling on and…

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My Evolution Of Optimism

Does anyone else agree that your twenties are basically just a broken record of feeling like you know EXACTLY who you are and what you want only to find that a year later you look back and say, “what the hell was I thinking?” Or, am I the only one? I knew for about year before the blog launched that I wanted to start blogging, so naturally I started doing some writing. I just found this post written from about a…

Finding Confidence