How Trello Helps Me Manage Anxiety

When I first started learning how to manage my anxiety, I discovered pretty quickly that a routine, stability, and a lack of surprises is my optimum functioning environment. I’m pretty sure that my childhood had a lot to do with that. My little brother is on the autism spectrum and a large amount of my childhood revolved around that. Consistency and routine were key, right down to the fact that his peanut butter sandwiches had to be made just right. Everything had to run on a schedule or he’d have a meltdown. My mom was a single mom and a…

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Fitness + Body Positivity Suggestions Needed!

Today’s blog post for NaBloPoMo was supposed to be about something completely different, you’ll see what tomorrow! Instead, we’re going to talk about fatness, fitness, and body positivity. If you’ve been around a while then you might know that 10 years ago I lost a ton of weight. It was 70-80lb and to be truthful, 10 years later I’ve gained it all back and maybe more? I don’t know because I don’t weigh myself. It might be the Leo in me, it might be the fact that when I put my mind to something I go alllll in, and I…

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Gaslighting & the After-Effects

This morning, I was browsing Facebook, as you do, and I came across a meme that talked about how victims of gaslighting often develop a tendency to over-explain themselves. And it hit me hard because it’s so true. Gaslighting is a form of abuse and manipulation where one person tries to alter someone else’s reality. For example, someone telling you that you’re remembering something wrong, or that something didn’t happen, when you know it did. It’s not a lapse in memory or a mistake, but a concentrated effort to undermine you and make you question what you know so that…

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Keep Breathing

“Keep breathing. If you keep breathing, eventually something changes.” – Krishna Das. This quote popped up in my Facebook memories from a few years ago and even though I can’t remember why I posted it, it’s almost a sure thing that I was anxious. I’ve written about Krishna Das on the blog before and it’s mainly because I absolutely love his music. He has such a deep and soulful timbre to his voice. Listening to his music is honestly like wrapping myself in the warm blanket of his words. He’s also such a wise human with so many things to…

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