Anxiety and depression, while common, are often seen as weaknesses. Many would be very surprised to learn that even those who seem to have everything together--a wonderful family life, a good career, a cheerful personality--suffer silently from the thoughts and feelings that often plague them. This doesn't mean any of us who deal with anxiety and/or depression are "crazy". I like to think we're just wired a little differently. After all, don't we all have something that makes us unique?
I decided to turn my "just breathe" bead (which I adore, by the way) into a bracelet, so that when I start to feel those anxious feelings creep up on me, I can look down and remind myself to step back and try to think calmly about whatever it is that's bothering me.
This bracelet has some of my favorite colors--brown and the calming teal/blue/green colors that remind me of the ocean. It's often my "happy place" when I feel anxious.
I appreciate the opportunity to participate in this blog hop, and to share a little about myself. Be sure to check out the rest of the entries!