It takes a lot to carry out a wedding. I got married five months ago and it has taken this long to fully recover from the eight months of planning and self inflicting stress. Our wedding was a beautiful and nearly perfect day that I wish I could relive a hundred times because it truly […]Read more "for the anxious bride"
The less involved you want to be regarding your health, the more involved you will become. Stay with me for a minute. I’ll give an example. Which group of habits shown below seems more involved, more expensive, more time consuming and more detrimental to your health? It actually requires less effort to put water in […]Read more "health is not hard"
Humanity is out of control, obviously. But what has really been distressing me lately is how deeply self proclaimed Christians have fallen into the trap that is western culture. From burying ourselves in debt, believing in and working for the American dream of wealth and prosperity that has been spoon fed to us since birth, […]Read more "do not conform"
If I told you that I was recovering from an anxiety induced alcohol dependency and eating disorder without any guidance or supervision of a medical professional, you would probably consider me an absolute fool, but I am doing exactly that, and I’m no fool. I had my first anxiety attack when I was seventeen, and […]Read more "break from booze"
Today I am thankful for the ability to see both sides of an issue. I’m fortunate to have people in my life that can agree with me or disagree with me and love me either way. I’m glad that I posses the ability to look and think beyond flashy news headlines and raging activists and […]Read more "stand for both"
Holidays can be wonderful, relaxing, stressful and chaotic, and most of us very recently got a taste of all of the above. Every year after the big number on the calendar changes I find myself evaluating the holidays, comparing them to the previous year and finding both regrets and resolutions in the process of reflecting […]Read more "Regret and resolution"
The self love epidemic has hit us pretty hard over the last decade and is becoming more of an excuse for narcissism with every passing day. Self love and self care are two completely different things, and self love has become the problem child of the two. In an effort to differentiate I have taken […]Read more "undermining self love"
If you wake up in the morning and the first thing you reach for is an internet connected device only to spend more time there than you intend to, chances are pretty good that you are wasting a substantial amount of time on a regular basis that could be used in a productive way, or […]Read more "offline is a luxury"
For a person who doesn’t believe in time travel or having any control in life outside of their own free will it seems slightly ridiculous to even consider the possibility before answering the timeless question, if you could change anything about your past, what would it be? I have answered this on several occasions with […]Read more "growing pains"
I was never told that it was acceptable to give up. I was always taught to never give up, and this has become a problem. It is a dangerous mindset to have, that you should never give up on anything, especially for someone with anxiety. Anxious people want to have control over every person, thing, […]Read more "permission to give up"