Zoloft

I Went Off Zoloft: Why, How, and the Withdrawals

I know it’s been forever since I’ve posted! I recently launched a new website for my freelance design. You can check it out here. But, I wanted to share a very important blog post with you guys. As many of you know, I have been on medication for depression and anxiety. And now, I want to tell you about my experience going off of that medication (Zoloft to be specific).

Disclaimer: I did go off Zoloft against my doctor’s recommendation. I am not a doctor and have no medical training. I am not qualified to offer medical advice. This is all based off my own experience. Continue reading “I Went Off Zoloft: Why, How, and the Withdrawals”

Do It Your-Self-Care: Bath Bombs

Like cupcake bakeries, spin classes, and escape rooms; bath bombs have become en vogue within the last few years. You can find bath bombs from high-end spa to your local big box store. With their fun fizzy effect, soothing scents, it is not a shock that that they have become such a big success. Baths have multiple benefits: 1) they help detoxify the body and keep hair and skin healthy and 2) psychologist have said a warm bath helps people feel less lonely.

The problem is that bath bombs are not exactly cheap. Some of the Lush brand bath bombs (arguably the ones that started the bath bomb trend) will run you has high $8.95 plus tax and even smaller ones will cost you over $4.99 plus tax per bath. Thankfully, these bath bombs can be made at home for a fraction of the cost. (Also, neuroscientist have found DIY crafts to be beneficial to your mental health.) Why throw away cash or time when you’re able to make your own bath bombs? Continue reading “Do It Your-Self-Care: Bath Bombs”

Behind the Scenes of High Functioning Anxiety

Behind the Scenes of High Functioning Anxiety

Mental health is often a subject that is tip toed around. No one wants to discuss what it truly means. You make think it’d be easier if your entire family has some form of mental illness, but in fact the opposite is true. They all assume your anxiety is the same as theirs. They think the voices in your head say the same things as theirs.

You may feel reluctant to seek out help or medication because you feel your anxieties aren’t as bad as someone else’s. That’s actually a symptom of anxiety, and leads to the topic of high functioning anxiety. Continue reading “Behind the Scenes of High Functioning Anxiety”

Little Ways to Start Your Day Right

5 Little Ways to Start Your Day Right

Keeping a positive outlook on life is one of the more important aspects of fighting anxiety and learning to live with it. I think that starting our day on a positive note is the easiest way to begin with a positive outlook so here are 5 ways to start your day right!

The Dangers of Stereotyping and Mental Illness

Facts and feelings about the treatment of mental illness, especially involving stereotyping.