Social Commentary

Television Ads: Going Too Far?

Hello, Recently there has been an increase in “gross out” ads created in an attempt to persuade people to drop unhealthy habits like smoking. There is also a high number of commercials dedicated to Viagra, Condoms, Feminine napkins, and prescription medications.  I wonder whether these ads should be allowed on television, whether they accomplish their… Continue reading Television Ads: Going Too Far?

Adventures of Shy Girl · Personal · Social Commentary

Father’s Day | Adventures Of Shy Girl

Hello! Today is Father’s Day. A day dedicated to celebrating dads who do everything in their power to make the lives of their kids better. This day was first observed in 1908 in West Virginia after a couple hundred men died leaving thousands of kids fatherless. It was then celebrated in Spokane, WA in 1910,… Continue reading Father’s Day | Adventures Of Shy Girl

Adventures of Shy Girl · Anxiety · Personal

Can’t Let Go | Adventures Of Shy Girl

Hello, When I started experiencing symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder I was asked; what had happened? what sparked this change? My doctor was the first and since then two counselors have repeated the questions. My answers had always been dismissive, frustrated even; I don’t know, nothing, it just started happening. I sounded like a broken… Continue reading Can’t Let Go | Adventures Of Shy Girl

Adventures of Shy Girl · Anxiety · Personal

Everyday Coping | Adventures Of Shy Girl

Hello! Coping, everyone does it. Whether it’s coping with the death of a loved one, a bad grade or with mental illness there are an infinite number of ways to deal. Besides murder, other heinous crimes and the use of drugs there are no wrong ways to cope. There are however different ideologies on how… Continue reading Everyday Coping | Adventures Of Shy Girl

Adventures of Shy Girl · Anxiety · Personal · Social Commentary

Disorder or Just An Emotion? | Adventures Of Shy Girl

Hello, Anxiety is ever-changing. It’s molded by everything we experience, and it’s natural to feel. As I was recently reminded, Anxiety is an emotion just like happiness, sadness, anger, jealousy, etc,. However, when does it stop being just an emotion? As humans we control our emotions everyday; we contain our excitement, we swallow our pride,… Continue reading Disorder or Just An Emotion? | Adventures Of Shy Girl

Adventures of Shy Girl · Anxiety · Personal

Goodbye Medication | Adventures Of Shy Girl

Hello. My head is a wild place to be. This June marks the end of the first and start of my second year on medication for anxiety. The last few days I have been incredibly anxious/depressed and nothing seems to be making it better. Which is causing me to think that maybe the medicine isn’t… Continue reading Goodbye Medication | Adventures Of Shy Girl