Welcome to my journey out of the darkness of anxiety and the light of mindfulness and enlightenment. My goal is to simple be present in the moment and create a calming space for my mind to expand. I will write this in a way that you can follow along and participate with me if you wish.
I will be exploring the ideas of Buddhism and Reiki as well as the notion of Chakras and alternative healing methods for both mind and body.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional or psychological professional. I am not a learned Buddhism student. I am learning as I go. Learning as I write. This is my journey.
My name is Rachael.
I am a 32 year old atheist woman residing in the midwest with my wife and four year old daughter.
I have been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder. I’m also someone who is afflicted with Aphantasia, which may make my journey of visualization and meditation much more difficult. I am currently on a treatment of psychiatric medications and weekly talk therapy.
I’ve been with my wife for 13 years, we have been married for 2 years in November. Our daughter is four years old, she will be introduced to some of the practices I am exploring as I discover them.
I am a creative person. Art and Music are inspiring to me. I am writer. I am a mother. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a wife. I am many things. What I hope to be less anxious and less paranoid in my relationships and life.
Please let me know if you have questions, comments, or suggestions.