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8 Great Fantasy and Science Fiction Books for When You Need an Escape

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And How Fantasy and Science Fiction Books Help Anxiety “We read to know that we’re not alone.” – C.S Lewis When I was growing up I felt very alone in my anxiety and depression, sometimes I still do. But books are something that have always been there for me, to show that I am never alone. As silly and nerdy or even as cheesy as that may sound, it’s true. Even when the books were fictional, hell, maybe even especially...

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  • My anxiety is still painfully with me today. I woke up with it heavy in my chest. I'm trying to remember to breathe. Tomorrow my s.o and I are backpacking the Olympic peninsula. I'm both terrified and excited. I've been before and loved it, being in nature usually helps my anxiety, but the lead up to it is always terrifying for me because I'm scared of being away from things like hospitals, etc. I'm always scared something is going to happen and I'll be stranded even though the likely hood of something like that happening is small. I'm also kissing California and my family. I'm always missing something lately... And Theron lies the base of my anxiety, I think.
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#breathe #NorCal #bayarea #california #blueskies #travelanxiety #anxiety #mentalhealth #breakstigma
  • Practice practice practice. Trying something new can be terrifying. I've loved drawing since I was little. The only time I ever got in trouble as a child was when I would draw on things I wasn't supposed to. The walls, my parents car, everything! But somewhere along the line, I stopped drawing. I doodled from time to time but for the most part I stayed away because I'd been told I wasn't very good, because I believed I wasn't good, but recently I've decided that I don't care whether or not I'm good, what I care about is how it makes me feel. It's scary playing with the idea of doing something new, but it's even scarier thinking of doing the something you hate for the rest of your life.
  • #fridayfollow One of the absolute BEST parts I've discovered in creating my blog has been the people I "meet" - ones that I reach out to and who reach out to me about mental health. It's amazing not only to see just how many people deal with anxiety and other mental health issues, but how resilient and strong these people are. Here is a group of amazingly strong women who are advocates for mental health. I'm so happy to have "met" these women and to have listened to each of their stories. Not to go all nerdy on you all (though let's be honest, I'm a nerd deep down and all around!), but to quote the latest Star Trek movie, "There is strength in unity."
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#anxiety #passionpassport #gad #depression #welltravelled #mycreativebiz #whereiwork #girlboss #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #breakyostigma #breakstigma
  • Remembering my hair after Holi festival in India. I loved having crazy hair, but damn it did some damage to my hair. Lately my hair has been falling out a little because my anxiety has been so high. Though I think it's starting to get better. After my therapy session though I'm reconsidering a more long term medication. Im still not sure, but I have decided to consider it more seriously. My anxiety, no matter how well I eat, how much I exercise, meditate, draw, go to therapy, has not eased up enough for me to live my life normally. I've been paralyzed by indecision for months and that is no way for me to live. Anyway, just wanted to keep you all updated my my anxiety medication journey. #mymedicationjourney
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#anxietymedication #holifestival #india #dyedhairdontcare #india #breakyostigma #anxioustraveler #anxiety #passionpassport #gad #depression #welltravelled #mycreativebiz #whereiwork #girlboss #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness
  • I love my childhood room. Canvases. Stacks of books (can you spy Harry Potter?), cards and letters from people I love and Picasso's dove (aka paloma). #artmatters
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#anxioustraveler #home #paint #abstract #bookstagram #lavender #breakyostigma #mentalhealth #travelanxiety #breathe #arttherapy
  • Flying into the Bay Area! It's one of the only times I'm not terribly anxious on a plane. Because flying into SFO feels only like returning home for me. No matter how much I love the PNW and the people who live there, it's just not the Bay Area. It's not the same. Today is my third day without medication. I am now weaning myself off, a much safer approach, and my mind is so thankful. It's still hard as all hell, but I don't feel like I'm tearing my mind apart in the process. Tomorrow I also have an appointment with my therapist, so I'm excited for that. Therapy has been so helpful in dealing with my anxiety. #mentalhealthmatters
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#flying #upintheair #bayarea #sfo #seattletosanfrancisco #unitedairlines #anxiety #anxietymedication #weaning #gad #socialanxiety #mentalhealth #breakyostigma #breathe #travelanxiety #anxioustraveler
  • Any time I go anywhere I am both incredibly happy and overpoweringly sad. When I was younger all I wanted to do was take off and never be seen or heard from again, but as I've gotten older I've become incredibly sentimental. I love my family. I love my friends. And I love my s.o. So much so that sometimes it feels like my heart physically aches. I need someone to invent teleportation already so I can see the people I love whenever, so that I don't have to plan out months in advance when I will get to see somebody I miss deeply for a few days. #wishyouwerehere
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#seatac #sfo #anxioustraveler #travelanxiety #rei1440project #travel #natgeotravel #traveldeeper #travelingram #travelawesome #travelblogger #flying #arabic #anxiety #anxioustraveler #athomeintheworld #adventureisoutthere #dametraveler #lifestyleblogger #mindfulness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthblogger #ventureout #backpack #mytinyatlas #mycreativebiz #girlboss
  • For those of you who do t know about @rocksbox you are totally missing out! It has become one of my favorites. Personally I hate shopping. The people, the trying to find what I like, etc really triggers my anxiety, but with #rocksbox all you do it take a survey that explains what your style/taste in jewelry is and then THEY pick out awesome pieces for you and ship it right to your door. You then either return it (it's like Netflix for jewelry!) and they provide the ship back label so you don't pay for any of it OR if you really love a piece you can buy it at a discounted price! Not going to lie, I e already purchased a ring and midi ring that I love and where EVERYDAY! And if you enter the promo code #anxioustravelerxoxo you can get a month free to try it out! #rocksboxitgirl
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#rocksbox #jewelry #necklace #gold #goldjewelry #minimalistjewelry #simplejewelry #rbfromabove
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