anxiety/depression, mental health

The Dark Side of Anxiety

There are several dark sides to anxiety - well known ones at that. The depression, self-harm, panic attacks. I could go on but that’s not quite the dark side I’m talking about.  I’m talking about nightmares. Or rather bad dreams. Apparently, the difference between a nightmare and a bad dream is nightmares wake you up,… Continue reading The Dark Side of Anxiety

anxiety/depression, Gardening, Health, Journaling, Life, mental health, Writing

Hot Smoke and Sassafras

My garden is in my house, guys. I should have known better...getting all plant-happy and banking on continually warm weather. News flash, Minnesota is not a continually warm weather kind of state. Due to plunging temperatures going under freezing, all plants were carried inside while fighting off an overzealous goat to keep him out of… Continue reading Hot Smoke and Sassafras

anxiety/depression, mental health

3 a.m. Panic Attacks are Awesome!

That title...is sarcastic as hell. There is nothing about a 3 a.m. panic attack that's fun. Especially when it's a mother of a panic attack. My amazing husband, to his credit, remained calm even in the midst of me seriously starting to freak out. I've read plenty of articles saying that when people are going… Continue reading 3 a.m. Panic Attacks are Awesome!

mental health

It’s Okay to Not Care

It's been a week...and it's only Tuesday. This week started out on a serious high which could be why I'm crashing so bad right now. I opened up a novel I'm working on to crowdfunding which, in itself, is extremely anxiety provoking. I usually hang onto my work until it's finished. At work, I'm constantly… Continue reading It’s Okay to Not Care

anxiety/depression, Life, mental health

Guilt, you’re on the bench…Anxiety, you’re up!

I had the best laid plans for getting this post done over the weekend...and week..and a week after that intended day to post. But turns out that a week back to work after a summer off and a switch to an entirely different work setting the following week with it's own rules and regulations to… Continue reading Guilt, you’re on the bench…Anxiety, you’re up!

anxiety/depression

Unprofessional Tips for Coping with Panic Attacks

I’m going to start off with a little necessary disclaimer. The advice I’m about to give is not professional advice, nor is it meant to be taken as such. It’s advice based on my personal experience with panic disorder and with the incredibly not fun attacks that come with it. I recently posted an article… Continue reading Unprofessional Tips for Coping with Panic Attacks

Family, Health, Life

Expiration Dates

I was doing so good. So good! The month of January had me on point, on schedule and feeling good about getting things done. And then February. Ugh...February. Storms, snow days, bad news, lambing, lack of motivation...throw it all on a plate and make a daily meal out of it. That was February. I would… Continue reading Expiration Dates

4H, anxiety/depression, Country Living, Farm Life, mental health

Bucolic

Okay followers, like I said in my previous post, I’m going to work harder at being more consistent with my posts. Of course, they probably won’t have much direction...a reflection of my scattered brain. Seems fitting, right? Last week was a quiet one but we were making some adjustments on our modest farmstead. My parents,… Continue reading Bucolic