Originally posted on Love, Geeky Girl By: Dani Kessel [Disclaimer: This article discusses mental health topics. I am not a mental health professional. I do not claim to be an expert. All my writing on mental health topics is based on my own education, my personal experience, researching the topics, reading studies, and fact-checking. I can … Continue reading Why We All Needed "The Next Right Thing" in Frozen 2
Originally posted on Love, Geeky Girl By: Dani Kessel It has recently been called into question what makes me qualified to write about mental health topics. I am not a licensed or trained mental health professional. I am not an expert. I will never claim to be (unless I later pursue that and go through a … Continue reading WRITING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH TOPICS
Originally posted on Love, Geeky Girl By: Dani Kessel I am a college graduate with a bachelor’s degree. I am extremely proud of this. College wasn’t an easy road for me, but I got through it. Now that I am finished with my bachelor’s, I am a part of my alma mater’s alumni program. They … Continue reading Seven Tips for Surviving College
By: Dani Kessel
I am going through a really hard and emotional time right now. There are difficult things going on in my life. I feel like I am cracking inside. I had a really dark day recently. My anxiety was through the roof. Very irrational, destructive, and painful thoughts kept bouncing around in my skull. Unfortunately I cannot afford therapy right now, but I managed to use healthy coping mechanisms. I am doing mildly better, yet still struggling.
In order to be productive and helpful for others in my shoes, I want to share the things that help when I come upon my darkest moments.
1. Reach out to friends.
Sometimes my friends are the only people who can talk to me through the worst moments. They can reach me when I’m spiraling and all logic fails. They may not be capable of stopping my anxiety or PTSD or…
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By: Dani Kessel
Many people rarely go on vacation, so they constantly expend energy and keep on the move to enjoy it to the fullest. They plan every second of every minute of every day. This drive can be great for adventures. It can also result in mental burnout if left unchecked though. Ask yourself this: Will you really enjoy your vacation if by the end you are too exhausted to get back to your daily life? As an avid traveler and someone who has moved around my whole life, I’ve picked up tips to help maintain a healthy mental state while on your trip. Here are my best suggestions as you plan everything out.
Schedule breaks to rest and recuperate.
This may sound strange in reference to vacation, but give yourself some empty time slots within your busy schedule. When you work in rest time, you are less likely…
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I'm having a really hard night, as you probably already guessed from my post title. I'm in immense pain. My back hurts where I got surgery. The change in weather, temperature, and air pressure has taken a toll on my nervous system. I'm at 8 or 9 level pain on my back. (Some people … Continue reading I’m Having A Hard Night (A Stream of Consciousness Post)
This is going to be a shorter piece than usual because I am extremely pensive at the moment. TRIGGER WARNING: Discussion of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and the mental ward. Today, I intended on writing something really lighthearted. I wanted to write a fluff piece, something to take my mind off of the hard things … Continue reading Hard Choices and Healing
Am I bothering you? Did I do something to upset you? I'm mentally exhausted. I need some air. I need some space. I'm sorry. (After asking for a favor) You don't have to if you don't want to. There are a lot of people here. I'm not okay. There's too much going on right now. … Continue reading Phrases Which Can Mean “I’m Anxious”
Hey lovely readers, A lot has changes since the last time that I wrote. I graduated from university. I decided to take a short break from my social media, blog, and YouTube presence. I decided that movie reviewing on here would be a more sporadic thing instead of a regular, every month thing. (Don't … Continue reading I AM MARRIED!
Here's another mini-post, under 500 words: I am a person who suffers from both depression and anxiety. Sometimes one triumphs over the other. Sometimes they both overwhelm me, rendering me somewhat useless. That's just the way mental illness goes. The symptoms and effects are not something you get to choose or control. You can handle … Continue reading When My Anxiety Acts Up