Unwanted Intruder

I'm going to be honest. My anxiety has resurged recently. I don't have the kind of anxiety where my mind is constantly filled with worries and what-if scenarios (though I do experience this too...). My anxiety feels exceptionally physiological. Like a hijacker has completely taken over my body, from the inside out, and I have… Continue reading Unwanted Intruder

Seeking Light in the Dark

I always assumed depression was a condition one endured, then moved on from. With time, perhaps medicine, therapy, a good support network, I figured it was somewhat linear: you suffer, then recover. And if the condition is chronic, perhaps the suffering will re-emerge at another point in life, but the trajectory will be the same.… Continue reading Seeking Light in the Dark

This Ship Won’t Sink

After my last pregnancy, our family suffered. I have been open about sharing my struggles with Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. There were several factors that I believe contributed to the decline my emotional, physical and mental health, but two of the biggest were my tight-fisted clench on control (and the panic I had - and… Continue reading This Ship Won’t Sink