Mental Health Musings

Q&A with Samantha MacDougall, Creator of Anxiously Awesome

Q&A with Samantha MacDougall, Creator of Anxiously Awesome

We were so excited when Canadian mental health blogger Samantha MacDougall said "yes" to our request for an interview! Samantha created Anxiously Awesome as a platform to talk about her experiences with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. In turn, Anxiously Awesome gives others a safe, supportive space to share their own thoughts, feelings, and stories. Even though Samantha's followers number in the thousands, her blog reads like a personal journal as she shares snippets from her life and looks compassionately through the lens of mental illness. She reminds herself to breathe, to be kind, to look forward and not behind -- and in doing so, she reminds others to do the same.
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Guest Post: I'm Stronger Than My Anxiety

Guest Post: I'm Stronger Than My Anxiety

Kayla Caw lives in Maryland with her husband, Mat; her 17-month-old daughter, Elizabeth; and her darling "fur-kid," Tucker the dog. Kayla gave us the inspiration behind our Assume Positive Intent mug. She also understands the critical importance of ending mental health stigma, and that talking about mental disorders as a method of coping is a powerful means to that end. We're grateful for this story, which she recently shared on Instagram (@kcmcaw).
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