Category: Family

Anxiety

I have dealt with anxiety since I was a teenager. Having panic attacks in the courtyard of my middle school. Everyone staring at me, what’s wrong with her? I wasn’t medicated at the time. My anxiety and stress, which provoked the attacks, came more… Continue Reading “Anxiety”

Unemployed during a Pandemic

Apologies for the break in posting, I’ve been busy applying for jobs. Not just any job, the kind of job that appears to potentially provide stability, growth and new opportunities. Notice how I tiptoed around that one… In the current job market, IMO –… Continue Reading “Unemployed during a Pandemic”

mom of teens

As if learning to not care about what others think about you wasn’t stressful enough, add being a mom to 2 teenagers. I worry about what my kids think of me because I want to be a cool mom! I want to be that… Continue Reading “mom of teens”

some days…

Some days are meant to be appreciated for the simple fact that we made it through – y estamos vivos ~ we’re alive! Some days are so tough that they require all our energy. Some days are super long and they drag. Today was… Continue Reading “some days…”

In my head…

Distorted thoughts as my therapist calls them Anxiety builds Negative talk begins Shaming as its finest Depression onset immediate Get over it Cycle ends for a lil’ bit If you were to asked me a year ago if I understand how this was what… Continue Reading “In my head…”

I started therapy…

Anxiety is an asshole! It lives rent-free in my head and has for way too long. It takes over me and I see red. People have called me dramatic, they have disregarded my feelings and whatever else. Through the years, I have strived for… Continue Reading “I started therapy…”

Cognitive Distortions Are Not Limited to People with Mental Illness, So Let’s All Learn about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – Hufsa Ahmad, MSW

People with mental illness are taught about the cognitive distortions we have, which ranges from black and white thinking (a.k.a polarized thinking), to overgeneralization, to catastrophizing. However, after learning about and practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques for 6 weeks, people can dramatically change the… Continue Reading “Cognitive Distortions Are Not Limited to People with Mental Illness, So Let’s All Learn about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – Hufsa Ahmad, MSW”

It gets old

I have never had the best relationship with my Parents. We have never really seen eye-to-eye per say. My mom led a totally different life, never believes she is wrong, and I can count with one hand the number of times my Mother has… Continue Reading “It gets old”

My kind of White Rice

Ingredients:Long grain White riceWater ~ Agua1 tsp Sea Salt1 tbsp Vegetable or Olive Oil (I usually jump between Vegetable Oil and Olive Oil)1 Garlic clove peeled (garlic powder also works, half a tsp/dash) Steps: Add your desired number of cups of rice to a… Continue Reading “My kind of White Rice”

The Ex-JW wife

Being married to an ex-Jehovah’s Witness isn’t as peaceful as you would think. There is the constant judgement, consistent influence and preaching whether you like it or not, comparisons and such. Though my husband has not practiced the religion in over 20 years, the… Continue Reading “The Ex-JW wife”