You’re not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.
(via autumnninjuly)

sighariona:

my-inqueeries:

gloomed:

mr-leach:

Some things I’ve learned in the CBT clinics I’ve been going to regarding anxiety that I thought might be helpful to some.

I need to show that panic disorder one to a lot of people wow

THIS THIS THIS THIS

THE PHOBIA ONE NEEDS TO BE HEARD MORE BECAUSE MY DAD’S GIRLFRIEND IS AFRAID OF FEATHERS AND HER DAUGHTER WILL LITERALLY THROW FEATHERS AT HER AND LAUGH AND THAT IS NOT COOL AT ALL

EAT

When recovery is not all yoga mats
and tea and avocados, it is work.

It is listening to your body rather
than pretending not to hear her.

It is waking up so hungry, you are
nauseous, but swallowing breakfast

anyways. It is taking an hour to eat a
snack. It is your stomach throwing a

tantrum and telling the acidic voice
in your head she has the wrong address.

Trying to ignore the caloric calculator in my head is like trying to ignore television subtitles.

Every time you asked if I was full, I heard you say fat, and I’m trying, trying so hard not to do that.

This is teaching my body how to forgive.

This is teaching my brain how to apologize.
EAT, by Blythe Baird (via blythebrooklyn)
insight-inspiration:

taketheriskandblossom:

Because I no longer allow my weight to define me and have gotten rid of my scale. I may be at my highest weight, but I am for sure the happiest I’ve ever been. #100thingsrecoveryhasgivenme #7 #regram

Fuck yeah you go girl.

insight-inspiration:

taketheriskandblossom:

Because I no longer allow my weight to define me and have gotten rid of my scale. I may be at my highest weight, but I am for sure the happiest I’ve ever been. #100thingsrecoveryhasgivenme #7 #regram

Fuck yeah you go girl.

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are.
Rachel Naomi Remen (via whatalovelythought)

Hey Anna! I start school in a week and was wondering if you could help me come up with some good lunches to take? Something pretty easy!

Anonymous

annabanana-1:

Hiya!

  • Homemade sushi
  • Pasta salad
  • Roast vegetable salad
  • Sandwiches
  • Tempeh stirfry
  • Wraps
  • Falafel pita with hummus
  • Quinoa or rice salad
  • Rice paper wraps
  • Pizza slices

You could mix any of the above with a some of the following:

  • Nuts and dried fruit
  • Fresh fruit
  • Juice
  • Date rolls
  • Tahini and dates/figs
  • Veggies/crackers and hummus
  • Chips
  • Coyo and granola
  • Coconut water 

Understanding Anxiety Attacks

onlinecounsellingcollege:

Anxiety attacks, also known as panic attacks, are episodes of intense panic or fear. Anxiety attacks usually occur suddenly and without warning. Sometimes there’s an obvious trigger— getting stuck in an elevator, for example, or thinking about the big speech you have to give—but in other cases, the attacks come out of the blue.

Anxiety attacks usually peak within ten minutes, and they rarely last more than thirty minutes. But during that short time, the terror can be so severe that you feel as if you’re about to die or totally lose control. The physical symptoms of anxiety attacks are themselves so frightening that many people believe they’re having a heart attack.

Symptoms of anxiety attacks include:

· Surge of overwhelming panic

· Feeling of losing control or going crazy

· Heart palpitations or chest pain

· Feeling like you’re going to pass out

· Trouble breathing or choking sensation

· Hyperventilation

· Hot flashes or chills

· Trembling or shaking

· Nausea or stomach cramps

· Feeling detached or unreal

Self-help for anxiety attacks and anxiety disorders #1: Challenge negative thoughts

· Write down your worries. Keep a pad and pencil on you, or type on a laptop, smartphone, or tablet. When you experience anxiety, write down your worries. Writing down is harder work than simply thinking them, so your negative thoughts are likely to disappear sooner.

· Create an anxiety worry period. Choose one or two 10 minute “worry periods” each day, time you can devote to anxiety. During your worry period, focus only on negative, anxious thoughts without trying to correct them. The rest of the day, however, is to be designated free of anxiety. When anxious thoughts come into your head during the day, write them down and “postpone” them to your worry period.

· Accept uncertainty. Unfortunately, worrying about all the things that could go wrong doesn’t make life any more predictable—it only keeps you from enjoying the good things happening in the present. Learn to accept uncertainty and not require immediate solutions to life’s problems.

Self-help for anxiety attacks and anxiety disorders #2: Take care of yourself

· Practice relaxation techniques. When practiced regularly, relaxation techniques such as mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and deep breathing can reduce anxiety symptoms and increase feelings of relaxation and emotional well-being.

· Adopt healthy eating habits. Start the day right with breakfast, and continue with frequent small meals throughout the day. Going too long without eating leads to low blood sugar, which can make you feel more anxious.

· Reduce alcohol and nicotine. They lead to more anxiety, not less.

· Exercise regularly. Exercise is a natural stress buster and anxiety reliever. To achieve the maximum benefit, aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise on most days.

· Get enough sleep. A lack of sleep can exacerbate anxious thoughts and feelings, so try to get 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep a night.

Source: http://www.helpguide.org/mental/anxiety_types_symptoms_treatment.htm