Anxiety sounds like such a mild word for something that wreaks such havoc on our emotional, spiritual and physical health. It has become such a common term to say “I am having an anxiety attack” or “I am stressed out of my mind”. When our friends or family say how … [Read more...] about If Nothing is Different, Why am I so Anxious?
Four weeks ago our son had a brain hemorrhage. It still feels surreal to say that. He’s 14 years old and in good health. There was no brain trauma or anything evident that would have caused it. It just happened. People say we’re only one phone call from our knees. Mine … [Read more...] about When Faith Becomes Real
There are many differing points of view on psychotropic medication (aka prescriptions for mental health). You could spend hours, probably days, reading all of the different perspectives and case studies on the effectiveness, side effects, alternatives, etc. I myself have … [Read more...] about Medication Considerations: A Time and a Place
A decade or more ago I remember waking up and realizing that I didn’t have chronic headaches anymore, or constant stomach issues, and that my jaw didn’t always feel like it was going to lockup. I used to think that was normal. I was running at such high speed in work and … [Read more...] about The Path Out of Self-Induced Stress and Worry
The college years are an exciting time of great change for both parents and college students. Students are learning to live alone and make adult decisions, often for the first time in their lives. Parents are often both proud and anxious as they watch their students launch. We … [Read more...] about Worried About Your College Kid?
This past week my dog became fixated with something on his tail. We noticed that he would constantly try to lick or chew on one spot. After many failed attempts to redirect and try to keep him from doing it, the spot kept getting worse. We figured he got bit or stung by … [Read more...] about Let Your Wounds Heal