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”

The Dream Killer: How to Stop Comparing and Enjoy Your Craft Again

The Dream Killer: Comparison and How to Enjoy Your Craft

I’m thrilled to introduce a new guest writer! This article, about comparing yourself in the arts, is by Lauren Norton of Glitter & Grandeur.

Have you ever watched a performance or seen a piece of art and thought: “I could do better than that.” – OR – thought: “I’ll never be that good”?

I have thought each of these things multiple times. I’m guilty. I’ll admit it.

As artists (of all art-forms), our work is personal – it is a part of us: an extension of our soul. We live in a highly competitive world where we constantly are told we aren’t good enough. I’ll agree: it’s hard -making it easy for us to fall into the soul-crushing trap of comparison. Continue reading “The Dream Killer: Comparison and How to Enjoy Your Craft”

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.

How Anxiety Empowered Me

How Anxiety Has Empowered Me

Personal struggle to personal growth. Anxiety isn’t as damaging as it is always made to be.