mental health challenge

May Mental Wellness Challenge

Here’s a little Mental Wellness Challenge I’ve created for you in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month (and be sure to check out this older one too!). We all have mental health (regardless of whether or not…

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social anxiety feels like

Social Anxiety Feels Like…

Last year, I shared what anxiety feels like. How it’s not usually just a feeling of worry or panic but a brain full of frantic thoughts that feel completely uncontrollable. There are sometimes that I…

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What Anxiety Feels Like

What Anxiety Feels Like

I’ve noticed a pattern in my anxiety. It’s lower in the wintertime. It feels a bit like a hibernating animal. Part of the reason is that my coping skills and self-care revolve A LOT around…

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Stress Performance Curve

The Stress Performance Curve

This is a re-draw from last year. This Stress Performance Curve is based on Yerkes-Dodson Law. It shows us that we generally perform better when we’re under an optimal level of stress. When it comes…

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Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior

Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior

On today’s episode of mental-health-related things that are embarrassing to talk about but that I talk about anyway (because it’s important!) – BFRB or body-focused repetitive behavior. Body-focused repetitive behavior is an umbrella term for…

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