Mikayla Appleby

Mikayla Appleby

Mikayla is a creative writer and mental health blogger from Canada's beautiful West Coast. She loves to read and write contemporary fantasy novels and to raise awareness and acceptance of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

  • Mikayla Appleby
    Published 3 years ago
    Ruler of Your Mind

    Ruler of Your Mind

    An iron band feels wrapped around my lungs as my heart pounds against my rib cage. I try to blink through the mist encroaching on the corners of my vision as the grip of anxiety takes hold of me. A whirlwind of thoughts, memories and feelings swirl violently behind my eyes. I try to hold it back, but it just keeps pushing...
  • Mikayla Appleby
    Published 3 years ago
    F*ck Anxiety

    F*ck Anxiety

    Anxiety is one of those things where it invades every seemingly normal part of your life and makes it 100x more complicated. Simple tasks at work turn into emotionally stressful situations, easygoing conversations become laborious and start to agitate you, and climbing a gentle rolling hill becomes a trek over Mount Everest. I've had to deal with my anxiety for a long time, and even when I was dragging myself on all fours up that gentle hill, I refused to ask for help.