Work(sheet) Your Way to a New You

In my journey of self-help and trauma recovery, one constant has remained: my incredibly low self-esteem. I often use other coping mechanisms to mask this fault, or I ride the highs when I am falsely full of self-confidence. Neither or healthy. So I've been trying to build up my self-esteem. I found this worksheet online,…

[What I Did Today] It’s Just A List

This is me. You've seen me before. You know who I am. But I wonder if I know her anymore. I'm totally different from the person I was a year ago, two years ago--God forbid we go any further back than that. I fell into a vicious cycle of depression and anxiety around September of…

Who Am I Without All the Adjectives?

With the place I've been in lately (spoiler alert: a really bad one), I've been searching for answers. It hasn't been a perfectly linear journey, but the things I have found have been eye-opening. Case in point: this wonderful, wonderful blog post from Therapy Beyond the Couch. It walks you through an exercise about your "deepest…

One Tool in My Resource Toolbox

Since my soul-baring post about depression,  I knew I had to try something different. Anything. No matter how small or seemingly insignificant. My answer? Using this Pacifica app more regularly. I downloaded it when I was still employed and very stressed, thinking it could help me. It's a very cool app that allows you to track your…

Searching for Significance

  I crave significance. Why I do isn't very important. When I say crave significance, I mean, from a young age, I have wanted my life to matter in a profound way. I fear being insignificant or meaningless. Through the years, I have tried all kinds of ways to create meaning. When I was a…

Another link I found with three common breathing exercises. They can be used to combat anxiety or stress. You've probably heard of these exercises, if not utilized them, like myself, but it never hurts to take a refresher course. Breathing: Three Exercises Three Breathing Exercises "Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and…