Author: Malia Bradshaw

How To Ground Yourself When You’re Feeling Disconnected

“It was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundation of home within myself I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole.” – Rupi Kaur Whenever life would get overwhelming growing up, I would retreat from my problems by pretending they weren’t happening. Instead of facing the problem head on, I would distract myself with too much TV, too much busy work, too much of everything. I didn’t know how to deal with my feelings, so it felt much easier to disconnect...

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Overcoming the Fear of Relapse

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger There I was, living my life with ease. Almost ten months had gone by without a panic attack. The pesky depression, depersonalization, and agoraphobia that had plagued me relentlessly were nowhere in sight. I was doing things I never thought I could do again, like drive on highways and take vacations. But amidst all this progress, there was one thing looming over me like a dark cloud: the fear of relapse. For...

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