Anxiety can be a beast to deal with. It can masquerade as stress, control, worry, or anger; and shows up as headaches, stomach pain, hypertension, and sleeplessness. It might be difficult to read if symptoms are medical, or a persistent and unrelenting bout of anxiety. Anxiety is … [Read more...] about Why Won’t My Anxiety Go Away?
I hear many times a day about the weird times we’re living in. Although they are weird to this present generation, they aren’t new within the course of history. This isn’t the first time there’s been a pandemic, social unrest, rumors of wars or financial collapse, and a volatile … [Read more...] about Developing Discipline Into Hope
The events of the last few months have worn me down. We seem to be living in an onslaught of horrible events, injustices, and a chronic condition of Covid fatigue. The continual stress of these circumstances and recent unrest has felt like a weight pressing down with no near sign … [Read more...] about Delighting Through Despair
As I’m writing this we’re well into week 7 of the state’s shutdown, with no certain end in sight. Everyone I speak with seems to have the same mishmash of feelings: fear, frustration, fatigue, anxiety, restlessness, and more than a few sleepless nights. I’m in the same boat. It’s … [Read more...] about Overcoming the Trauma of Covid-19
These are definitely unusual times. As I watch one kid playing outside (by himself) and the other trying to figure out home-schooling, I’m trying to remember what ‘normal’ looks like; and when we might get back there again. Like how many felt after the realities of 9/11 sank in, … [Read more...] about Keeping Our Kids From Corona-Crazy