The Ravaging Tornado of Anxiety

As fall rolls in, I am beginning to feel like myself again. I’m about a month into my routine of therapy and medication. Panic still comes and goes, but not to the crippling level it did before. I am so thankful. What kept my heart racing before? Oh, anything. Mainly death, the future, the past,…
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Getting Help

I’ve taken a break from blogging, as you may have noticed. For the past month, I’ve been confronting my anxiety with counseling, medicine, deep breaths, and radical self-care. I am still writing, just not for the Internet right now. A lot of people are talking about mental health right now in the aftermath of Robin…
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That's Good Enough For Today: Anxiety

Sometimes the anxiety comes and seizes me and I feel so small against it. Something little will trigger it, a worry about the future, a regret of the past, a disappointment in the present – and out of nowhere I’m having to practice Lamaze breathing in the middle of Starbucks. Once it descends, I can’t…
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The key to gratitude is in a morning walk

This week I’ve rediscovered the cleansing power of a morning walk. We’ve been having chilly mornings here, foggy and dewy – the perfect conditions to bundle up the baby in the stroller and head out. If I ever find myself ungrateful for what I have, which is quite often, a morning walk keeps me in…
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