Let’s Talk About Body Confidence

The year is 2011 and I am in 8th Grade My track coach pulls me aside… Coach: “Hey Paleeza, do you think you can run in the field event relay?” This meet was special because there was a 200 meter relay for all of the people who only did field events.  I was a sprinter but we didn’t have enough…

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Another Panic Attack…

Hello Lovelies!! Today’s post is a bit more serious than my fashion posts… I have Panic Disorder, which means that I have panic attacks a few times a week can lead to having panic attacks because I’m afraid of having a panic attack. It got so bad that I went to my doctor to find some sort of treatment.  She…

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Hedonic Treadmil

Right before I got married, a handful of people told me that “it won’t be as good as you think”, “the first two years are the hardest”, or “you might second guess your decision after a few weeks”. “The first draft of anything is sh**”.  ~Ernest Hemingway Matthew and I had a good idea on what the first few months…

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Giving Up Coffee…

Therapy group for people with social anxiety: “Ok everyone!  We will begin introductions now! Who would like to start?” *crickets* “Looks like I will have to pick someone.” Everyone either cries, goes into the fetal position, or throws up. “At least I know I’m in the right group…” Social anxiety is hard.  I’ve had to deal with it my whole…

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Give Everything to the Lord

The end of the semester comes with a boat load of stress for me.  There are so many final papers, projects, and exams.  The workload takes over all of my free time.  I eat, sleep, and breathe school in those final weeks. Usually, when I am very stressed, I tend to act like nothing is wrong.  My whole body hurts,…

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