Anxiety affects all of us at some point in our lives. It can be something that we have propensity towards based on history or a specific situation that lets our brain know that something isn’t right. It is usually based in fear. We fear that something bad is about to … [Read more...] about Anxiety Responses: Fight, Flight, or Freeze
Fear is a usual suspect when we have anxiety. As much as anxiety is deemed a mental thing, it surfaces in many physical ways. Everything from feeling lightheaded and tingles, to having full on chest pain and trouble breathing. And many more symptoms in between the … [Read more...] about How to Control Fear and Anxiety in Our Changing Health Climate
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
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 … [Read more...] about The Weight of Worry