May Wishlist

May Wishlist

It didn’t feel right to do a wishlist or favorites recently given the times. And let’s be honest here, we’ve all been wearing sweat pants daily.

So I’ve been slowly adding things to wear for when this is all over (whenever that might be). And they are…

Escaping Anxiety

Escaping Anxiety

Feeling engulfed in your anxiety is an experience that not many can explain to others when you are in the depths of it. Everything feels blurred and yet you feel every emotion so strongly. Heart racing, no appetite, and just a constant feeling of fear. 

From roughly April 2016 to August 2016 I was in the pit of hell with my anxiety. To give you all a bit of a background on some of the things that transpired leading up to my mental break of 2016:

Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

Dry skin. Its flakey, rough, sometimes itchy and a good ole pain in the ass during the winter months. Since I could remember I’ve always had dry skin. “You take hot showers for too long,” “You don’t drink enough water,” “Use more moisturizer!” Constant nags (mostly from my mother) whenever I ever tell anyone about my dry skin. 

No one likes to hear what you are doing WRONG in any situation. So why not nicely respond with what you could do to help it instead? This is the approach I’d like to take for this blog post.

Mind. Fashion. Beauty

Mind. Fashion. Beauty

You might be wondering why the name change? To be honest when I first started this blog I was so deep with my anxiety that I couldn’t decide on a cool name. I knew that I wanted it to be memorable and had a great story behind it. As my blog grew older and I began to explore more options of what could potentially become of this little old blog, I realized a few things.

  1. The name is a mouthful
  2. My indecision was my key niche 
  3. I was more than just fashion and style any more
Creating a Character for my Anxiety and Depression

Creating a Character for my Anxiety and Depression

By the title of this post, you are probably wondering what the hell am I talking about right? Let me explain this a bit before you think that I am absolutely insane. Whenever my anxiety is building up or has just arrived (always at the worst possible time) I often say to my friends “that damn bitch is back.” Before I tend to curl up into a ball and sit on my floor for a few hours feeling like absolute crap because of my anxiety, I realize how crazy these thoughts are and poke fun of myself for thinking these absolutely irrational thoughts. 

My humor has gotten me through the best of times and the worst of times in my life. To give a movie reference, I am like Carrie Bradshaw cracking a small joke after Mr. Big didn’t show up to their wedding. 

“Oh honey, you cracked a joke! Good for you.” Samantha Jones thank you for one of my favorite statements for my anxiety and depression. 

Anxiety: Learning to just sit in it

Anxiety: Learning to just sit in it

My anxiety often can take over my day, my week, my month. Its exhausting to even recall when I’ve lived in those moments. You go to bed at night thinking “will this feeling still be here when I wake up?” and before you know it your alarm is going off and that feeling is still there. This is a battle that anyone with anxiety knows all too well. 

What I have learned to do over the years is to communicate how I feel in a sense where I’m giving someone an analogy to explain what mess is happening in my mind. Mental health is often brushed aside, your feelings are disputed and even those who you think would be there for you… are not. 

March Wishlist

March Wishlist

Given that February was a short month and a hell of a month at that. My wishlist is rather short because I was slowly purchasing things to make myself feel better. For March I’ve decided to put that focus into working out rather than items and maybe next month’s wishlist will be even more colorful and full of spring….