We are Lindsay & Emily,
two sisters living with obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety (yes, it runs in the family). Through years of sharing one anxiety-ridden saga after another, we’ve come to learn that our OCD, as well as other mental health disorders, come in many different ‘flavors.’ Though our fears and thought processes may differ, it’s amazing that we can use the same mindfulness techniques to help us cope with our anxiety.
Whether you’ve been formally diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or simply feel overwhelmed by this crazy world we live in, there are many simple ways to lessen the hold that anxiety has on your decision-making.
Because we have both come such a long way in our journeys (you should’ve seen us 4 years ago) we created this platform to share our own experiences with you.
With every feeling, every fear, and every story we share, we give others the opportunity to share their own struggles. We want to empower those who suffer silently to discover real, effective ways to feel less overwhelmed and removed from the present moment.
It’s time to make anxiety and mental health a more open, more manageable part of our everyday lives. Let’s start the conversation.
As sisters, we have the kind of relationship where we can push each other past our comfort zones, knowing that it will make us stronger in the long run (though in the moment we may feel the urge to pull each other's hair out). When anxiety weighs us down, sometimes we need to remind each other of the tools we’ve learned and the strength we have to pull ourselves back up.
With the right tools and a little guidance, you too have the power to push yourself past that comfort zone and talk back to your anxiety.
When you’re in the thick of it, it can be difficult to see past the fog of thoughts in your head. We need a simple reminder to pause, take a deep breath, and use the tools we’ve learned to regain control of our mind. Something within arm’s reach that you can look to when you need it most. Ahh – a bracelet!
Introducing presently – When anxious thoughts start to overwhelm you, we hope that, with these bracelets, you’ll learn how to redirect your thoughts and return to the beauty of the present moment, wherever you are.
Listen to our story on Bad Liar with Helena Rosen (available wherever you listen to podcasts)
Why We're Different
Because of the stigma that still exists around mental illness, we are not properly taught how our mind works, how it breaks, and how it heals. The good news is, it’s never too late to learn how to take care of our mind.
We’re not like other brands. We're not here to sell “good vibes only.” We’re here to remind you to embrace all of yourself — the good, the bad, and the in-between. When we allow ourselves to experience life authentically, we can learn to better cope with difficult situations.
Lindsay & Emily