Showing posts from February, 2017

Anxiety Attacks: The Signs and How to Help

Okay, so it's pretty easy to tell when YOU are having an anxiety attack. You know yourself pretty well and usually know the signs. However, it can be incredibly difficult to spot the signs in someone else. This skill can be useful for getting friends out of stressful or scary situations, especially if they don't realize they are showing symptoms. So, without further ado, here's a list of symptoms of an anxiety attack.

Symptoms of A Panic Attack Quickening heart rateSweatingShakingShortness of breath Feelings of chokingChest pain Nausea Feeling dizzy or light-headedChills or hot flashesNumbness Derealization (feelings of unreality) Fear of losing control FidgetingConstantly checking their phoneIf someone you are with has stopped speaking entirely, this might also be a sign of a panic attack. This is usually how my panic attacks start.

What To Do If You Notice Someone Else's Panic Attack
Stay with the person and keep yourself as calm as possible. If you are freaking out, cha…

Small Steps to Change the World

Hello, friends. I've been thinking a lot about change lately, and how everyone thinks it's so hard to do. It's big, intimidating, and you're probably thinking, "I am one small person. What can I do to change the world?"
Well, I'm about to tell you some small ways that will make a big impact.

1.Compliment a stranger
You'd be surprised at what a small compliment can do for someone's day. They could be having the most difficult day, and they just happen to walk into the store or coffee shop you're in, not knowing they would receive a nice compliment. If you're standing next to someone you don't know or ordering food at a restaurant or something, find something to compliment about the person. It''ll give their day a boost, and it'll give yours one too.
2. Pick up trash if you see it
This one's for Mother Earth. If you're walking around your high school, college campus, or workplace, and you see some trash on the road or side…

Self Care Day; "I'm So Sick of Hearing About Politics" Version

Hello, everyone, and happy February. 
I know I've already done a self care day post a little while ago, but this one is different, because its purpose and target are specific. Today, in light of recent political events, I have designed a self care day specifically for escaping the never ending vortex of politics, news, and social media.

It is important to be informed about what is going on around you. It's important to watch the news, pay attention to current events, and if something that happens upsets you, find a way to make your voice heard. Whether it's calling your representative, signing a petition, or writing a letter, it is CRUCIAL to stand up for what you believe in.

But sometimes, the news can be completely and utterly exhausting to watch. It becomes toxic, and eventually, you start to feel like there is too much going on in the world and you can't do anything about it. You become stressed and scared, feeling like every petition you sign and letter you send and …