Wednesday, August 21, 2019

RBR Trailer Roundup August 21st

Guys, first off thank you so so much for your kind words and responses to my most recent posts where I opened up about my anxiety. It means so much and continues to prove that we're not alone in our struggles, so again, thank you. Now, I'm excited to continue to share things I'm passionate about, whether it be film, television, art, food or books. So I return you to your regularly scheduled 'Reality by Rach' programming with a roundup of some upcoming movies and shows I'm looking forward to. Hope you enjoy! And, as always, thanks for getting your 'dose of reality'.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

How Going To Therapy Changed my Life: A Series on Tackling Anxiety



In my final post in my series on tackling anxiety I wanted to open up about my experience with therapy. So let me back up a little here. After losing both my parents within a few years of one another I didn't realize all the feelings I was harboring and that were bubbling beneath the surface not being dealt with. And to be honest it took me a long time to even come around to the idea of therapy. Honestly, the stigma around it made me feel like going meant that something was 'wrong' with me. But now, thankfully, I know that's not the case and want to encourage those who are on the fence about going to therapy to do so.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Having A Solid Morning Routine: A Series on Tackling Anxiety


Mornings can be tough to get a handle on especially if you're not a morning person, like myself! But one realization I've made over the past few years is how vital a morning routine is to helping with my anxiety as it sets the tone for the rest of my day!

So I wanted to take some time out and share a few things that I do to get the day started off on the right foot and hope you find some of this helpful!




Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Using Fitness to Help Control Anxiety: A Series on Tackling Anxiety


One of the things I've been working on over the past few years is finding ways to cope with my anxiety. Honestly, I've probably always been a little anxious, even as a kid. But that definitely got worse after dealing with some traumatic events in my life.

After a year or two of just kind of sitting with this feeling or drowning it out by over boozing at social outings or burying myself in work I wanted to find a healthier way to cope.


Saturday, June 8, 2019

Netflix's 'Black Mirror' Strikes Again with New Episode 'Striking Vipers'


Netflix's 'Black Mirror' has returned for another season and is once again tackling how technology is affecting how we live our lives but also diving a bit deeper into human emotion and family dynamics. In the first episode of the new season, 'Striking Vipers' we see a man who moves to the suburbs with his family struggling to find his place in his new setting.


  *spoilers ahead*



Monday, June 3, 2019

How the Burden of Perfectionism Is Ruining Millennials


Something I've wanted to address on the blog for a while now are a lot of the myths and some of the truths surrounding Millennials. And while I'm more at the tail end of this demographic, being in my almost mid-thirties, I felt the need to speak up and shine a light on some of the things we're doing right but also call us out and talk about some of things we're doing very, very wrong.


Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Triumphant?? Return of Reality by Rach-My Marathon Journey

"Let's go for a run" is a phrase you'd absolutely 100% never hear me say! I hated - no, what's stronger than hate - loathed running. So you can imagine the shock of those around me -and honestly, I think I even shocked myself-when I signed up for the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon. 

 I played soccer growing up and while I enjoyed the short sprints up and down the field, running a long distance was something that never crossed my mind to do -  and it is certainly not something that seemed enjoyable. So, when I met my now-husband in college and found out (once I was already too far into the relationship to turn back) that he ran 5K's and 10K's for fun, I found this information mind boggling. After cheering him on at a few races, he finally convinced me to run a 5k with him. I begrudgingly agreed and with minimal training set off one foot after the other to run my first race. Things were going great until after I crossed the finish line and ended up having an "athletic" induced asthma attack! I was 40 pounds overweight at the time and thankfully, after a few minutes, my lungs stopped turning on me and finally let some air in.