Depression and anxiety can take control of your life and prevent you from enjoying the things you once loved. Before I moved to Florida, I was lucky enough to be apart of a Veterans hockey team. We would play other veteran teams across the country and we formed a camaraderie similar to our time in … Continue reading Depression, Anxiety, and Sports
I am officially over politics and social media. I am not going to get into who I voted for or to label myself as a Republican or a Democrat, I am simply writing this post to say I am over politics and social media. I've seen friendships of 20 years get ruined because their political … Continue reading Social Media and Politics
Depression and Anxiety – Sports and Group Therapy are my Drugs of Choice (by Joe Guz)Posted by Karen - Hey Sigmund See the entire article here: http://www.heysigmund.com/?p=2658 Ten years ago I was in a downward spiral. I just finished up my five year enlistment in the United States Air Force. I was trying to transition … Continue reading Depression and Anxiety – Sports and Group Therapy are my Drugs of Choice
Hello again. I am going to change things up a little bit and submit a story I had published yesterday on Your tango. It's a story about my marriage and how I had to leave my wife for nearly 18months a week after our wedding. I hope you enjoy. http://www.yourtango.com/2016298343/how-one-couple-survived-long-distance-newlyweds
There is a certain amount of embarrassment that comes with a fear of flying. It is even more embarrassing when people find out you spent five years in the United States Air Force. It's the equivalent of a Podiatrist being scared of feet. My fear didn't manifest overnight. I have been on more airplanes than … Continue reading Anxiety And My Fear Of Flying
I am an absolutely huge comedy fan. I listen to comedy albums, watch stand up specials on Netflix, and I am pretty sure I have seen every episode of Saturday Night Live ever recorded. Comedy plays a big role in my recovery. Whenever I am depressed I will watch a funny movie or show, and … Continue reading Comedy Vs. Anxiety
Credit to the artist on this cartoon. Spot on description that really puts social anxiety into perspective.
Over the last decade, I have been prescribed every depression and ant-anxiety medication known to man. Some have worked and others have not. For the last year I have been without any medication except for Vitamin D and Trazadone for sleep. In this blog post I will discuss some pros and cons of my continued … Continue reading Meds Or No Meds?
It would be cool if there was a bad ass superhero with anxiety or depression that could harness his energy from a panic attack into a superpower! Unfortunately, his anxiety would probably prevent him from leaving the house, but at least it would help scare off door to door salesmen and Jehovahs Witnesses from ringing … Continue reading Anxiety Joke Of The Day
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone. I had a really busy week and I think that helped keep my anxiety and depression in check this holiday weekend. My brain was so preoccupied with the holiday that it didn't get the 3-4 hours of negative self talk I am accustomed to. I'm sure my brain … Continue reading My Life Isn’t Perfect; But I’m Thankful For What I Have