Dealing with Mental Illness Has Transformed Me in 6 Ways

Dealing with mental Illness is a struggle beyond words. It has transformed my outlook on life. Between the time that I woke this morning and the moment right before I typed the first word of this post, my moods changed innumerable times. I’ve visited thoughts of suicide, creative musings and…

People Change Drastically During Their Lifetime, a 63-Year-Long Study Has Revealed

Do people change that much between teenage years and old age? Yes, they do, and you might be surprised by the difference! Remember seeing that friend from high school and noticing how much he's changed? Maybe not, maybe you happened to see someone who hadn’t transformed at all. Well, if…

5 Strong Emotions That Make Anxiety Worse (Some of Which May Surprise You)

Strong emotions can trigger anxiety attacks. All it takes is absorbing too much outside stimulus or inner turmoil. Beware of your amplified feelings! Anxiety is bad all by itself, it doesn’t need a partner or trigger to get going. I understand this completely! So, it’s no surprise that random feelings can…

Self-Criticism Seems Natural, but It’s Not – How to Recognize and Stop This Bad Habit

Self-criticism is a like second nature, once it gets started, it's easy to do. The good news is, you can break this unhealthy habit with just a few steps. Critical aspects of our character and image become clear to us as soon as we wake up each morning. That is,…

9 Struggles of Having a Reserved Personality and an Anxious Mind

Having a reserved personality paired with an anxious mind poses so many obstacles. You can’t just calm down, and it’s impossible to care enough to be bothered. It’s a conundrum really. I sit here and write with a calm exterior, while on the inside, I’m busy trying to shove loose…