I’m finally able to openly admit that I’m Powerless Against My Brain This is Step One of taking the 12 Steps, commonly used in addiction treatment, and applying that to my ‘Depression Addiction’. My brain is conditioned for depression. It is actively working against me to create distress. This 12 Step process is designed to […]
Hi. I’m Anthony. And I suffer from Depression Addiction. I have made a lot of changes in my life recently on a kind of journey of self-improvement. I finally started private counseling, taking my creative passions seriously. Writing – speaking and creating content, and focused intently on ways to better myself as […]
4 Steps to Stop Getting Anxious Reading the News I get anxious reading the news. For people who struggle with anxiety in their life, trying to keep up with constant flow of headlines can get overwhelming. The question begs, how can we stay informed with current events, but remain grounded in an anxious life? In […]
Anxiety is a lot like water. Even still water actively craves movement. It knows once it gets enough freedom to move, the momentum can become unstoppable. When that momentum builds, that rushing water can sweep away most of its path, and seep itself into areas it was never meant to be in.
3 Daily Habits That Are Changing My Life Habits are a double edged sword. We have so many that damage us, and we acknowledge the ones that could help us, yet continue to diverge from them. Instead, burrowing ourselves deeper into the habits that do little to bolster our life. In this article, I want […]
Life Without Labels As humans, we intrinsically rely on history, experience and categorization. We immediately classify new information, with information we’ve received before with similarities. Underneath our active consciousness, our mind is connecting dots from our past experience, to our current experience, labeling things so that we can understand them at a glance. A wonderfully […]
Mindfulness is Helping… But I’m Still Cranky. Why? Mindfulness has helped spark a change in my life. I’m able to look at my life and feel proud. I’m more confident in my career, and am able to tackle more on my day to day work because I’ve opened up the capacity to do so. Great, […]
I have to take a serious, consistent, and focused approach to reframing my negative mindsets to lay a healthier path ahead of me and my family.
I Started Therapy for My Mental Health…Again A brief entry about my return to Therapy. I felt abandoned and hopeless after my last attempt. With new beginnings taking shape in my life, and inspiration filling the gaps, it is time to take a real opportunity to focus on my mental health. I have known for […]
Dissecting an Anxiety Defense Tactic My ‘Anxiety Auto-Responder’ My anxiety cannot be defined by one trait, one habit or one pattern. In fact, it is the combination of a multitude of defense tactics designed and deployed to fend off specific threats I have faced before. This week, I was able to dive a little deeper […]