Don’t quit

No matter what is your situation in life, whether you are fighting a chronic illness or mental illness or both, life can sometime feel like a burden and each day can feel like a challenge. My struggle often makes it a challenge just to get myself to work in the morning and it can feel... Continue Reading →


So you’ve made a mistake…

My anxiety makes it that I obsess over small mistakes that have little impact on the big picture. It makes me feel that any mistake would undermine my entire self-worth. Instead of feeling down and bashing on myself, I started fighting my anxiety with a more productive approach to mistakes. I ask myself: How will... Continue Reading →

Stop asking me if I’m cured

Having conversation with many family members and friends have become difficult because all the same questions are being asked over and over again. It has become clear that some people are unable to accept that I have multiple incurable chronic illness. Everyone thinks optimism is great, but did people ever ponder that maybe too much... Continue Reading →

Anxiety can make you jump to a wrong conclusion really fast.

My husband texted me this morning: "I need your counsel". My heart immediately fell into my feet. I knew he was at work, so my mind immediately thought something really bad happened. That he was going to tell me that he couldn't take it anymore and he wanted to quit. I worried about our finance... Continue Reading →

Planning family activities with anxiety

People who struggle with anxiety have this tendency partly because we have a heightened fear of things not going the way we want or expect. I was worried that the kids wouldn't get along, that there would be fighting, or that they wouldn't have a good time. I was worried we would forget to bring... Continue Reading →

For those who stay

Anyone who has been through illness (physical or/and mental) know that people tend to drift away. I've been living with multiple chronic illness and mental illness for a few years now. There has been many ups and downs. I am still walking along the journey, trying to figure it out, testing different treatment to see... Continue Reading →

World Mental Health Day

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. Too many chose not to speak publicly and openly because they are afraid of fallout and consequences in their immediate surroundings, both personal and professional. No one should have to fear reprisal for suffering from mental illness. They prefer to remain anonymous for fear of judgment. Unfortunately, we can... Continue Reading →

Why I spend so much time on my smartphone

I spend a lot of time on my smartphone. I spend time on Facebook and games. Half the time it’s because I enjoy it, but half the time it’s because I’m too tired to do anything else, and I need a distraction from the pain. Sometimes I  binge watch Netflix, YouTube, or mindless videos over... Continue Reading →

Learning meditation to fight trauma

Did you know that he amygdala, the “fear center” in our brain,  might be enlarged after a trauma and trigger flashbacks of anxiety and panic? When dealing with mental health it's important to make well informed decisions on issues that affect our well-being. Psychologists recommended to start each day with mindfulness meditation and breathing exercises.... Continue Reading →

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