As a young woman in my twenties, I would always ask my doctor to check my thyroid for nodules when I was in for my yearly checkup. Maybe I was being a little paranoid, but with good reason. My maternal grandmother had a partial thyroidectomy before I was born due to a benign nodule and … Continue reading My Journey with Thyroid Cancer
Feeling Nervous Can Be Normal “I’m nervous, Mom.” Often, I hear this multiple times per day. It’s so easy to just tell your child that they are fine, or there is nothing to be nervous about. But is that the right thing to say? Everyone knows what it feels like to be nervous. Whether you … Continue reading I’m Nervous
No doubt, my most difficult experience with anxiety, has been watching my daughter struggle with the same illness. With that, comes the guilt of passing mental illness down to her, and the anxiety and panic it brings to me. On a positive note, she has someone who understands her, and gets her the help she … Continue reading Anxiety in Children
One of the biggest challenges I have faced as an adult with anxiety has been trying to fight with my mind that was telling me I can’t make it through a day at work. Forcing myself to drive, even though I was terrified I would have another panic attack while on the road. Trying to … Continue reading Giving In Without Giving Up
When you look up the definition of “overthinking”, you will probably see my name. I know I do it, I dislike that I do it, so WHY do I do it? I even over think about the fact that I’m an over thinker! On a more serious note, I want to talk about what overthinking … Continue reading Overthinking, It’s What We Do!
If you are close to someone who has a mental illness, chances are you have been affected by it one way or another. I get it, it's hard for you to show empathy towards something you have never experienced. You ask questions only to be even more confused when we try to explain our symptoms. If you … Continue reading I Will Push You Away