Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My story.


Hi there, I'm Kristen.

My struggle with anxiety began when I was in college, though in dealing with it I found that its roots went back even earlier. I also have a history of mental health issues in my family. Now I'm trying to break that cycle. I've healed a lot, and life will give me new opportunities to continue that healing.

Although my anxiety was only severe at times, it has greatly impacted me. Now that I have worked through the issues that led to this condition, I'm looking to help others. I want you to know that you are not alone, and that someone else has walked in your shoes. I want to document life for all its beauty--the good and bad. And I want to give you hope. I want you to heal, too. And I want you to embrace life, even when every breath may feel like your last. There is good out there from all of the negative...we just have to find it. Maybe you'll find it in my posts about anxiety, or maybe you'll see it in the other things I post.

I want you to know that even though it feels like every breath is your last, you can get through this. We can share our stories. There is so much strength in that, no matter how severe your anxiety is.

Anxiety is a part of my life, but it doesn't completely define me.

I'm also a writer. My husband is amazing, and I love our kitty kids. I live at the Jersey Shore, and I enjoy music, knitting, football, paddleboarding, reading, and going to the beach. I have an awesome family and great friends. From a very young age, I have been blessed to have The Lord in my life. On the whole, life is good.

I'd love to hear from you. Drop me a line at healingfromanxiety@gmail.com.