Let’s talk about beliefs. There is a difference between a belief and a fact. But sometimes we get caught up in believing our belief system as fact. It is so ingrained into who we are that if we go against it we feel shame and guilt. But where do these beliefs come from? And why do we choose to believe them? A belief is an opinion or conviction. It may be something we feel strongly about, but others may not. It can be a personal belief, or one society has created. Either way, we can find ourselves living a life according to what society tells us to believe, even when some beliefs don’t sit right with our soul.
In the summer of 2021 my anxiety had reached a level that was becoming very uncomfortable. I spent a lot of time going down rabbit holes online trying to figure out how to overcome it. I don’t remember which rabbit hole it was but one day I came across hypnotherapy. I started watching YouTube videos and even tried self hypnosis at home. These online hypnotherapy sessions felt a lot like guided meditation. I was hooked and wanted to give it a try with a therapist.Read more
I used to think you had to be an alcoholic to have a drinking problem. To me an alcoholic was someone who was physically dependent on alcohol. They needed it to function. An alcoholic drinks alone and hides bottles of booze in their house. And while this is true, alcoholics fit this description. There is another level to drinking that society has normalized.Read more
Moderation. You should do everything in moderation. Even moderation. But, what exactly is moderation? It’s a term that means to have self restraint, discipline, or control. If you feel the need to moderate a behavior, then you must feel that it is excessive or out of control. Moderation can work in some situations. There are a lot of factors that play into someone being able to moderate their behavior. Sometimes it comes down to knowing when moderation is working, and when it’s not.Read more
My first anxiety attack happened while checking out at K-Mart
I was 25 years old, hungover and on my lunch break. Out of nowhere I got a rush of tingles throughout my body. The adrenalin kicked in and I started shaking. In one swift action I swiped my debit card, grabbed my bagged items, and rushed to my car. What the Fuck was that?Read more