Coping with Anxiety: Moving Forward

If you’ve been following my four-part series on Coping with Anxiety, you know about my recent journey dealing with the symptoms and finally finding a proper diagnosis with treatment. This is the final post about my scary and frustrating journey and I want to end it on a positive note. Today I want to share a few insights on what I learned and how I’m moving forward. I’ll warn you now, this post is a little long because I had a lot to … [Read more...]

Coping with Anxiety: Finding Treatment

This week's segment of my "Coping with Anxiety" series deals with finding proper treatment. My journey finally takes a turn in the right direction! Last week I wrote about struggling with my old doctor and finding a new one. After two months without a proper diagnosis from my old doctor, I'd had enough! While I liked my old doctor well enough, I needed better help and decided to get a second opinion.   If you're just now stumbling … [Read more...]

Coping with Anxiety: The Abyss

Living with anxiety can feel like you're lost in an unfamiliar abyss, especially if you’re not even aware that you’re suffering from anxiety. Such was the case for me. If you're new to this story, last week I started a four-part series about my struggle with anxiety. Today is part two of the series - feeling like you're alone in a dark abyss. My journey started with a cold and wicked flu. I was told the nasty flu bug that invaded my body would … [Read more...]

Coping with Anxiety: My Recent Journey

For months I've wrestled with spilling my guts to you all and talking about my recent journey with anxiety. My blog is primarily about home decor so a sensitive topic that deals with mental health doesn't really fit. But on the other hand, my blog is also about my home and personal life. I finally decided that my own experience in coping with anxiety might help some of you dealing with the same struggle. So here I am today, to share a personal … [Read more...]

Relaxation Techniques for the Holidays

This post featuring relaxation techniques is sponsored by Brentwood Home and contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. Christmas is less than two weeks away and with all the hustle and bustles comes a little stress. It's important to find time for yourself and unwind. Lower your stress level and you'll probably find you sleep better. Today I've asked my daughter Bridget to share a few relaxation techniques to help you unwind during this … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Staying Confident During Cold Season

Are you familiar with that stinging sensation you first encounter when you feel a cold sore coming on? Today I'm excited to share some of my tips for staying confident even when you suffer from a cold sore! The first thing I do is reach for my tube of Abreva® to shorten healing time! The second thing I do is follow a few healthy tips to avoid feeling insecure and self-conscious.Rather than let an ugly cold sore drive me to bed to … [Read more...]

Making a Choice for Health and Fitness

Lately I've been doing a lot of thinking about my health. No, there's nothing wrong ... at least, that I know of anyway. I've been exercising since my early twenties when I started havin' babies and I've kind of been slacking off since summer, running a few miles off and on but not running on a regular, disciplined basis like I normally do. I haven't been paying as close attention to what I put in my mouth, either. The combination of not … [Read more...]

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