How to Help With Anxiety + Depression

This has been the topic I have been the most nervous to put out in the world – for a few reasons, but mainly because most people in my life do not know I struggle with anxiety and depression. I feel super vulnerable putting this out there, but I want to help people who suffer in silence, I want people to know they are not alone, and I want people to realize that there are ways to help reduce anxiety, and the effects of depression without having to take medication everyday.


MY STORY

My symptoms probably did not start showing until about 4 years ago – or at least that’s what I thought. Now that I have begun to understand this illness a little more, I can reflect on my childhood and recognize that some things I went through were actually panic attacks or depression spells.

I can remember being about 12 years old and refusing to get on the school bus; each morning I would fight with my mom and plead her not to make me go. She would eventually become so frustrated that she would drive me in, and before lunch time I was in the office saying I had to go home. My parents had no idea what was wrong – and eventually it passed and we never thought anything of it.

I had minor depression episodes and anxiety attacks for the following six years but it wasn’t until I was about 21 that it started to become worse – more frequent and the symptoms were getting more difficult to handle or control on my own.

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How I got a Bachelors Degree With TWO Kids

Education is key.
That’s a phrase we have all probably heard before, but before I had my children I really didn’t understand what it meant.
Yeah school is important, having a job is important, and being able to provide for yourself is important. But why do people stress this phrase so much.

Back in 2010 I graduated high school, still unsure what I wanted to do with my life. But so looking forward to going to university. I always knew I wanted to be in the medical field, I just could never decide on what. Doctor was always in the back of my mind. But I played with the idea of forensic pathologist, pediatrician, ultrasound sonographer – the list goes on and on….and as you can tell it’s all over the place. Continue reading “How I got a Bachelors Degree With TWO Kids”

This Is Me: Joslynn Wassing

I can’t believe the day is finally here, this is something I have been dreaming of doing for over a year. I finally decided to work past my fears and hesitations and start my very own blog! And I couldn’t be more excited!

To start, my name is Joslynn Wassing, which is actually still pretty new to me, as my husband Corey and I just got married June 10th 2017. I am a 25 year old stay at home mom of two handsome, hilarious, and rambunctious little boys, Hudson Andrew (3) and Easton Arend (1), and our fur baby Remington – a 2 year old, 90 pound black lab. I graduated last April from the University of Windsor with a Bachelors in Biomedical Science. School has always been something I have enjoyed, and done well in. Which is why I am currently registered back at the University to further my education and work on an undergraduate degree in September.

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