Anxiety Mornings Are The Worst

Emotional level: 6 Mental level: 6 TODAY I LEARNED: The pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat. Embracing your darker moods is better in the long-run, psychology researchers found.   My body craves adventure. I deeply yearn to explore a new place, go looking for ghosts, or learn about a location with so…

Anxiety Days

Emotional level: 6 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: A Belgian pigeon named Armando is worth $1.4 million.   I had a very bad day a few days ago. I was anxious before I went to sleep, anxious while I slept, and then even more anxious when I woke up. I had nightmares that truly…

Blessed Yule & Merry Christmas

Emotional level: 6 Mental level: 6 TODAY I LEARNED: In Germany, Poland, and Ukraine, finding a spider or a spider's web on a Christmas tree is believed to be a harbinger of good luck. What is it about Christmas time that makes us completely lose our minds? We constantly push and pull, buy presents here…

Don’t Give Up

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Emotional level: 5 Mental level: 5 TODAY I LEARNED: One lightyear is the same as about 6 trillion miles.   Happy 2nd day of Fall! It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about our ability to keep moving forward. It’s important not to give up, no matter what. I’m not talking about the daily obstacles we…

Try Some Meditation

Emotional level: 7 Mental level: 8 TODAY I LEARNED: Cotton candy was invented by a dentist.   I am happy. Today is much better than yesterday. There’s no time to wallow in the past. I have things to do, places to be, words to write, and people to see. While I’m excited about feeling re-energized,…

Another Anxious Day

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Emotional level: 6 Mental level: 6 TODAY I LEARNED: There is more fresh water in the atmosphere than in all of the rivers on the planet combined.   Today I feel somewhat altered. It’s these dizzy days that make my anxiety flare up. Sometimes it’s just a lack of sleep, other times it’s part of…

It’s A Festive/Chaotic Time

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Emotional level: 7Mental level: 7TODAY I LEARNED: A full grown bear can run as fast as a horse! This time of year is always so busy. People run to and fro trying to find the right gifts to give to their loved ones. It’s during this rather bustling time of year that most people find…

Mental Health

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Emotion level: 7 Mental level: 6 I'm starting something new. From now on the emotional state and mental state that starts off every blog will have a rating from 0 to 10. Level 10 will be the absolute best of moods, and level 0 will be the worst. In comparison to detail, I prefer this…

The Worry of Death

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Emotional state: worried Mental state: tired... If you know me, you probably know that my tiffs with anxiety have often led me down roads of worry. Silly little fears can get into my head and turn into huge and terrifying thoughts. It often happens at the worst moments too. I will be enjoying a movie,…