Why should one make a blog?
There are a number of reasons to why making a blog is great, the advantages are:
1 - Relieves Stress
2 - Can help others
3 - Preach what YOU care about
4 - You have control
5 - It can actually turn into a business (like Cake Wrecks).
There are a couple of disadvantages though:
1- Research, can take up time and not always be correct, always double check.
2 - People may read what you see as light hearted chat as to be someth
January 2012. The past year has been eventful to say the least. Met some amazing people, had some bad times, some great times, some frustrating times but lots of laughs too. And now I find myself in charge of a site. Just how did that happen? lol It's never been my intention. I love to help people, in helping people, I help myself. I've said in the past, if it came down to it, I would be willing to do something. I guess I didn't really think it would happen, but here we are!
It's a shame th
Sunday is always a bit of a struggle, getting up and started, because we teach 1st and 2nd graders at our church, in the next town. Sunday School starts at 9:00, but we have 28 on roll and many of their parents teach or volunteer in the nursery or as greeters, sing in the choir, etc., so those children arrive extra early.
Today we arrived in plenty of time to get paper and foam frames ready for the class to make cards for our Children's director and family. Our Minister of Music's fathe
I hate health anxiety! I really hate health anxiety.
This week alone I've been worried about several things. A UTI which seemed to linger, but cleared up. A white spot on my arm I was sure was an aggressive form of basal cell carcinoma and now 'pink urine and a pink stain on undergarments' after the gym yesterday.
The white spot is just age related and tomorrow I'm going to a new doctor, a urologist, about the 'blood' in my urine. I believe in my 'knower' that it's from taking dail
I just signed up for AC after a few months struggling with what I have been told is a 'panic disorder'. (i'm still not convinced i'm not dying, which definitely doesn't help the anxiety.)
Recently i've been struggling with this strange discomfort/pain in the left side of my chest and left arm pit. It comes and goes, but is almost present. I can feel this weird pressure/tension in the top of my left breast, the left side of my chest, my arm pit, and sometimes it radiates somewhat dow
Indian food is such and easy thing to make to put a smile on spouse's face. I don't follow a recipe, I sautee stuff, add seasonings, add more stuff, and cook through. One pot, unless you make rice or another side, so easy. I wish I could insert a picture, but it is way too big and I have no photo program to fix my files. Here is the one I am doing today:
frozen pea and carrot
When fighting a battle, there is always strength in numbers. But, having someone by your side sometimes comes with a cost. Superiority in numbers is something very different from strength in numbers, and, with anxiety, this can be a crucial difference.
Late at night, when my anxiety found me alone in the dark and slowly pushed me over the edge into a panic attack, I used to think that everything would just be better if there was someone there with me. I think the isolation that the dark and
Besides the obvious, for some reason, even though I don't like ice cream, all I want is hot fudge sundaes and I really really really think I need a lot more sleep than what my body will let me have.
Right now that would make me feel better.
And if the green stuff were legalized for recreational use here. I am not on of the melt-into-the-sofa people. When I do it, it seems to clear away all the fog, all my aches and pains go away, and I actually become focused enough to be productive en
Two motels, two rental houses, and eight months after the fire, the house is about two weeks from being finished.
I am trying to eat what we have in the house, more beef sliders, mini steaks, lentils, beans, veg breakfast meat, quinoa, barley, pasta, vegetables, dried and fresh fruit.
Did mini steaks and carrots for lunch, bruschetta for second lunch, goulash will be for dinner. Have some baked beans hanging out in the pantry I will be craving and making for tomorrow, I only wish I had
My nails and hair have gotten worse in the past few months since the entire loss of our house and everything we owned. So I found that red meat, apricots, and oily fish and nuts have stuff in them to help. Lunch was pure beef sliders, cooked in grape seed oil, with course salt and red pepper flakes, spinach, cheese, pickles, mustard, ketchup, on dinner rolls; and oven baked potato wedges.
That was a win, spouse and I will do anther round of sliders this weekend, and salmon tacos, and probab
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Hello, recently moved to Buffalo, finding a new job, doesn't start until the 28th, so bored nothing to do and the anxiety has been hitting me pretty hard usually starts when I wake up which is very difficult, Started reading a Conversation with God but it seems to have made my anxiety much worse, feel like I've wasted my life, have hypothyroidism, and been fighting depression all my life. Afraid to succeed, have appointment for the doctor on tue and a therapist wed, how am I going to make it? Li
I had a pretty decent day today. I still had a little bit of an attack but nothing like I normally do. I really think I am on to something by not sitting in front of the computer all day. I actually went out to the store today. I didn't go in but I did drive all the way there and I was pretty close to fine while my wife went in and grabbed some stuff. I played baseball out in the yard with her and my kids today. That is something I wouldn't have even considered doing a week ago. I am moving forw
Well today is the day that I start limiting my internet usage. I am spending way too much time just sitting here and not enough time living life. I have decided that when I first get on the internet in the morning I am going to set a timer for 100 minutes. Any time that I spend on the internet, the timer will be running. If I walk away from the computer the timer gets shut off. When that time hits 0, I am done with the computer for the day. I wonder if I can do it. I hope I can. I think it will
I really need to spend more time with my family. I don't really know how else to say it. I spend so much time freaking out. I spend so much time on the computer looking for justification for freaking out. I try to talk to all these people online about my panic attacks. I mean don't get me wrong, I still wholeheartedly believe in reaching out to people and trying to find ways to cope with any problems you might be having. At the end of the day though, the people that should matter the most should
Well I guess it really started last night when I found on my mother had stomach pains. That of course sent me spiraling that I was going to get sick. Well I freaked out about half the night last night that I was going to throw up and blah blah. My usual panic attack is me over worrying about having excessive diareah or vomiting. I never actually throw up and very rarely do I actually have diareah. Well, today I had a lot to do. My alarm went off and I snoozed it. I hate getting out of bed. My be
It seems like night time is always so hard for me. I feel really really horrible nausea every single night. I get very gassy. I get so afraid that I am going to be in the bathroom for one reason or the other. The past couple nights have been even worse because I found out that my mother has been having some stomach pains and even stayed home from work today. She was at my house yesterday for a couple hours and of course I start to freak out that she has something horrible and she gave it to me.
I started off about 2 months ago, falling back into the same cycle of anxiety and health worries. I have always been a worrier. No matter if it be about myself or someone else. I am always thinking the worst about everything. Well about 2 months ago I had another spike. I had myself convinced that I had appendicitis and I went nuts for a couple weeks. I didn't eat at all. I didn't sleep. I was crippled by it. I went to urgent care twice and they told me that it was just anxiety and I needed to c
This week has been hard for me. I have been seeing my current BF for 6 months now. He knows about my anxiety, but I don't like to show it to him all the time. I love being able to talk to him about it because he makes me feel safe, but I also do not want to scare him off with it. He loves me unconditionally, but I also have an understanding that explaining anxiety to a person that does not have it over and over again can get pretty frustrating to the other person. i am trying to find the fine li
Hi everybody ! I did a blog wich talk about getting the control of anxiety. It is in french but you can use google translation. I will be thankfull to you to visit my blog and also give ideas if you want.
Thank you !
When I was young, my father was rough with me. I think a part of me was scared of him even if I love him a lot. My mom was eager I quit home live with my partner, because she knowed it would be better for me. She was right, but I didn't feel a lot happier. I continued beeing stressfull even when my situation was a lot better. One day, my psychologist explained me my brain was not accustomed to peace of mind. Even today, I realize I have to work on this, I mean, trying to accustom to joy and news
Well... It's been a few months since I started dating him and some say we moved too fast but we are engaged and trying to enjoy all that it brings. It's hard though when I spend so much time feeling out of control. Then I start to hate myself for bothering him when he fights his own anxiety and depression. I just want to know what it's like to not feel guilty about being happy or standing up for myself for something I truly want. Most of all I need to learn to not feel like I'm bothering him sin
I wanted to share something going on with me that is separate from my anxiety/panic/depression. (The story of why I have anxiety/panic/depression does not seem like an important detail to tell. I only want to share the journey of recovery.) For a few years now I've had trouble with my lower back. Nothing too serious (so I thought). If I began to feel pain I would just take it easy for a few days and treat it with rest, ice, and Aleve. BUT about a month or so ago, right after my
The relationship between God and anxiety is actually very complex. Some people see turning to God as a way to gaining strength against anxiety disorders, and use their religion as their primary source of coping.
My husband has been suffering from anxiety for three years now and because of this he was not able to work for one year. I know that there are people out there who have suffered for much longer. But, no matter how long one has suffered, you know the toll it takes on your life and th