Self-care Sunday ~ Social anxiety

Self-care Sunday ~ Social anxiety

Something that people don't really talk about is the issue of social anxiety, how it differs from other terms it gets confused with, and how much it can get in the way. What is social anxiety? The ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America) defines social anxiety as "intense anxiety or fear of being judged, [...]

Cure your “Novelty Syndrome”

Cure your “Novelty Syndrome”

Society has a serious "Novelty Syndrome" issue. We are creatures of habit and need routine, yet most of us feel pressure to constantly seek new things, or feel that newness and unfamiliarity will bring more happiness and fulfillment. Novelty syndrome: the tendency to constantly seek novelty, believing it will bring more happiness and fulfillment, while [...]

My Daily Routine & Cleaning Schedule

My Daily Routine & Cleaning Schedule

Stability, reliability, and consistency is so important to me right now. I'm focused on bringing more security into my life. As someone who greatly suffers from anxiety, I have found that repetition and steady routine in my daily life is enormously helpful. ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘โœ… This past year, I have put a lot of thought into what [...]

HEALTH FOOD STORE HAUL

HEALTH FOOD STORE HAUL

The other week, I went to a health food store and picked up some interesting goods I'd like to share! Golden turmeric infusion -- a powder you mix with warm milk or hot water in order to make "golden milk," an ancient eastern recipe with numerous health benefits, everything from mood boost to reduction of [...]

Self-care Sunday ~ OVERSTIMULATION

Self-care Sunday ~ OVERSTIMULATION

Overstimulation happens when your senses are overloaded to the point of discomfort. Examples include loud noises, bright lights, strong smell or taste, etc. Overstimulation happens to everyone, but those who are highly sensitive are prone to suffering from it on a daily basis, causing them significant distress. High sensitivity can come from many underlying medical [...]

A Minimalist Home

A Minimalist Home

If you are moving to a new home, or making changes to your current living space, consider incorporating minimalism! Minimalism is a philosophy that less is more. Especially in western culture, we accumulate so much material stuff and end up using less than half of it. The consumer-based society conditions us to believe that material [...]

Self-care Sunday ~ Dissociation

Self-care Sunday ~ Dissociation

Dissociation means to "dissociate from the world" by losing consciousness. It involves detachment from one's feelings and entire reality. Dissociation is an involuntary, instinctual, survival response conditioned in early childhood as a way of responding to trauma. Those who frequently dissociate are likely to have a personality disorder due to a serotonin deficiency. During a [...]