Thoughts on Microdosing

It might just be because of my social circles or pages I tend to follow, but an ever increasing amount of information about microdosing seems to be finding it’s way into my consciousness, and the overwhelming majority of it is hugely positive. My understanding of microdosing is the practice of taking a very small amountContinue reading “Thoughts on Microdosing”

Why I Take Ice Cold Showers Every Day

The topic of cold showers is probably done to death. It’s become a bit of a trending topic in the industry of #lifehacks along with countless viral trends such as keto, intermittent fasting, nofap, dopamine fasting, and god knows what other catchy phrases YouTubers are able to get their hands on and use as shamelessContinue reading “Why I Take Ice Cold Showers Every Day”

Misunderstandings About Agoraphobia

There are a lot of shitty things about being agoraphobic. It’s essentially imprisoning yourself, a type of solitary confinement imposed by your own mind. It’s also really boring repeatedly explaining and trying to get people to understand what it actually is. I’ve seen therapists who were supposed to help me overcome this condition, who, priorContinue reading “Misunderstandings About Agoraphobia”

Maintaining Mental Health in Isolation

I can imagine a lot of people who aren’t used to self-isolating and being stuck at home are really struggling with the Covid-19 lockdowns. I can also imagine people who were already quite isolated before finding the increased restrictions even more alienating, me being one of them. Humans are social creatures. The abilities to loveContinue reading “Maintaining Mental Health in Isolation”

Remembering That Progress Is Not Linear

Note to self: there will always be hiccups and speed bumps along the way. Sometimes the only way to figure out the right way is by first going the wrong way. It’s just how it goes. Far too often I find myself stressing over where I’m at, why I haven’t reached certain milestones, dwelling onContinue reading “Remembering That Progress Is Not Linear”

Overcoming Panic Disorder Without Medication

The ‘go-to’ first line of defense against anxiety disorders and similar mental health issues in Western healthcare seems to almost always be medication. Yes, it can be the lesser of two evils and the way out of a dark patch for many (including myself), but most would agree that spending the rest of their livesContinue reading “Overcoming Panic Disorder Without Medication”

Intentions and Acceptance

I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time researching material on overcoming panic disorder. Like many people prone to anxiety, I have a tendency to attempt to try to over-think my way out of problems. There’s endless amounts of YouTube videos, books, websites, and forum posts explaining different techniques for what to do when the dreadContinue reading “Intentions and Acceptance”

The Mental Break

When anxiety first made it’s big appearance 4 years ago, it was probably a long time coming. It was in the early hours of Sunday morning, and I’d been up all night partying and consuming various, ahem, substances. It was at a friends house and we were all high, care-free, and consuming what can onlyContinue reading “The Mental Break”