Reality Check-In: Ten Things I’ve Learned in a Year of Blogging

A whole 363 days have passed since I first posted my thoughts and the scary inner workings of my mind on the internet for all of the world to see.  OK, maybe not the entire world peered in awesome wonder, but there were people looking. I started out with this whole blogging thing because I … More Reality Check-In: Ten Things I’ve Learned in a Year of Blogging

Guilt: Another Leaf

I’m not a religious person.  Spiritual, yes.  I believe there is a God.  I believe there is a pre-determined destiny for my life.  And I believe in guilt. I grew up thinking I was Catholic like I was Italian.  It was in my blood and a thing you were, not a thing you did.  The … More Guilt: Another Leaf

To the People That Ask Me WHY I Share So Much About My Struggle With Anxiety:

There are two types of people that ask me this:  People that have never had anxiety and don’t understand and people that have had it and are too embarrassed to talk about it. I talk about it because I get more messages from people that DO struggle with it, some that are in the middle … More To the People That Ask Me WHY I Share So Much About My Struggle With Anxiety:

Welcome to the Club

We’ve all been there.  We’ve worried over our children.  We’ve stressed about bills.  We’ve been overwhelmed with life changes.   This is mild anxiety and it comes and goes like the weather in New England.  Imagine that anxiety and multiply it a hundred fold, feel it beating down on you like a sledgehammer 24-7 keeping you … More Welcome to the Club

Oh, Snap!

I have anxiety.  Not right at this moment, but it’s something that sometimes sneaks up on me and tosses a plastic bag over my head and holds it tight until I can’t breathe.  I hate these moments. I feel weak and I hate that I let my guard down and let them sneak in. It … More Oh, Snap!