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Mental Health

For When You’re Feeling Happy

I wake up a lot of days and feel overwhelmed, whether with life in general or with the stuff on my to-do list for the day. Sometimes, however, I wake up feeling happy. Inexplicably filled with something resembling confidence…

For When You’re Feeling Down

Life has been pretty good lately, but I’m not going to pretend that every day is great. Many days I wake up feeling down, caught up in a storm of thoughts that can’t seem to slow themselves down. Feeling…

Mental Health: Anxiety Tips

Anxiety and stress are hard enough to control in private, but even harder when you feel you’re in a place where you need to remain composed. My anxiety often comes out of nowhere, and I can feel it coming,…

Stress Dreams

It’s that time of year again. Back to school. But for the first time in over 16 years, I’m not at school. Instead, I’m having stress dreams about school. I’m sitting for an exam. It’s American history. I write…

My Struggle with Anxiety

Anxiety. Everybody gets anxious at one point or another. It’s completely normal every once in awhile, like before a big test or presentation. Or before leaving for university. But what’s not normal is feeling that way every day. I…