8 Tips for managing social anxiety
Exposures offer a safe environment to build confident in our ability to navigate situations we once found frightening.
Just because something doesn't show up the way you'd expect, doesn't mean it's not worth welcoming.
Now if you didn't already know, I'm a sucker for a good list (or any itemized index that allows me hold onto the fleeting notion that there's some semblance of order or logic in my life) but I'm sitting here looking at my agenda of counselling "homework" and dreading having to sequentially confront my own [...]
We're all just broken people searching for ways to heal ourselves, or chasing the courage to believe we're worthy to try. - J.S.
A thoughtful note submitted to me by a reader that I thought I'd share. I'll let his simple eloquence do the talking: "I will say this... One of the things people probably say most often about my being a writer is how cathartic it must be, how it must help me get rid of stuff. [...]
To Healing The price of entry isn't more pain. It's not proving your suffering - No proof-of-pain needed at the door. You don't need to justify your worth or you appearance here. There's no secret passcode or VIP invitation, Healing is not something you have to earn. Healing invites you in with open arms. It [...]
Note to self - read it then read it again. Destroy the toxic idea that you're not sick enough. Remind yourself that this is the voice of your illness talking. It's the voice of internalized societal stigma. The voice of fear and self-doubt. It's the little devil on your shoulder preventing you from moving forward [...]
"I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning". Anxiety greeted me with the all-too-familiar full-body tension and a racing mind. I had been a while since I woke up in one of these poor moods so it was disheartening to say the least. My heart sunk with the overwhelming weight of [...]
via Daily Prompt: Luminescent "Even the darkest star burns bright enough for us to see" For so long you have defined yourself by your struggles. You've found a comfortable and familiar identity within your mental illness, you have let your identity be swallowed up. The thought of leaving all of this behind is scary because [...]