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?
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
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?
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
As I’m writing this I’m watching both of my kids dangle from harnesses thirty feet in the air. While they’re fixed on conquering the rockwall, I’m fixed on all the ways this could go wrong. “They’ve done this 1,000 times. Stop worrying about what could go wrong and love a … [Read more...] about The Weight of Worry
With coffee in hand, I rummage through my work bag to find my favorite fine point pen. Onto the bookshelf to retrieve my Life Application Bible and my journal de jour, I am now armed to do battle. Sometimes the battle is offensive: taking the hill of a major goal or life … [Read more...] about The Battle of Anxiety and How to Win it