dog anxiety

My Dog is Both the Best and Worst Thing For My Anxiety

Ever since I was little, I wanted a dog. Something adorable and smelly to chase around the backyard. To sneak my vegetables to under the table when I didn’t want to eat them. To cuddle up with on cold winter nights. Well, it took 27 years, but I finally got that dog. I’ve mentioned my

Your Mix and Match Self-Care Snack Pack

I have been talking about self care a lot. It’s become a staple phrase in my vocabulary. If you would have told the Laurie of six months, a year ago that these words would be a staple in our vocabulary, she would have laughed at you. I’ve written about this topic beforeĀ and I know I

Self Care September: Meditation Streak

I have slowly been incorporating meditation into my life this year. I started out by downloading the Buddhify appĀ (iOs/Android, ~$7) after a friend told mee that she was using it. I love this app. It’s split up into sections (Going to Sleep, Travelling, At Home, Waking Up), so you can pick the type of meditation

The Subtle Art of Self Care

Finding time to focus on the present is difficult for me. As someone with an anxiety disorder, I often linger in the realm of catastrophe: worrying what if, visualizing the worst case scenarios, reliving moments I’ve experienced, and focusing on the embarrassing things I’ve said or done, what I could have done differently. There is