I’m Not “Just Shy”: Introversion vs. Social Anxiety

I don’t particularly like the phrases “shy” or “socially awkward”. Maybe it’s because I was always called “the shy kid” growing up, but I find that these terms oversimplify what is actually going on. It took me until my late 20s to stop beating myself up about my perceived social deficiencies, and really take a … Continue reading I’m Not “Just Shy”: Introversion vs. Social Anxiety

5 Things You Can Do For Daily Self-Care

When we think about “self-care”, it’s easy to think about relative luxuries like taking a nice long bath, or getting take-out from our favorite restaurant. These are nice, and it’s important to do these things when we can. But self-care should be a daily practice, so we need to be a little more practical.  Here … Continue reading 5 Things You Can Do For Daily Self-Care

First Impressions of Finch, the Self-Care Virtual Pet

I recently came across this app called Finch, which describes itself as your “self-care best friend.” It’s a cute cross between a CBT tool and a cute virtual pet, and I’ve found that combo to be extremely compelling for me. Though, I can understand why the aesthetic could turn a lot of people off. In … Continue reading First Impressions of Finch, the Self-Care Virtual Pet

How Useful Are Online Anxiety Assessments?

Do a search for "Do I have anxiety?" and you'll be presented with a wide range of online self-assessments that claim to tell you if you've got an anxiety disorder. For FREE! How awesome is that? That's a great question! On some level, it depends on which assessment you do. Some are basically BuzzFeed quizzes, others … Continue reading How Useful Are Online Anxiety Assessments?