If you follow me on Instagram, you know that last week I posted a video talking about an experience I had years ago, where I was preparing to work in ministry full time. In 2011, before I graduated college, I had been working with my university's branch of InterVarsity. Greek InterVarsity, the group that worked … Continue reading I was told I was unfit for Ministry: because of my anxiety.
Author: Jessa: An Anxious Mom
What We Can Learn From Lindsay Clancy: It Could Have Been Me.
On January 24, 2023 a young mother in Massachusetts was accused of strangling her three children. Most people find this story appalling because we assume that mothers fall hopelessly in love with their children immediately after birth. And even though that is often the case, there are women - about 0.1-0.2% of women - who … Continue reading What We Can Learn From Lindsay Clancy: It Could Have Been Me.
The #1 Weighted Blanket to help with Anxiety
I've been testing out a new weighted blanket for a while now (I tried them for the first time in October of 2021) - so I thought it was time I shared this with you guys here on the blog! These knit weighted blankets by Nuzzie are so comfortable (and stylish, which doesn't hurt). The … Continue reading The #1 Weighted Blanket to help with Anxiety
The Sweetest Personalized Valentine’s Day Gift
If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen me talking about the early Valentine's Day present that I gave my husband over the weekend. If you didn't hear about it, keep reading! Over the weekend I surprised my husband with the cutest personalized storybook titled "Mark, 10 Reasons I Love You." This book was totally … Continue reading The Sweetest Personalized Valentine’s Day Gift
A Poem: on Depression
The days are short, and the nights are long. My soul is no longer nourished by the warm weather and bright sunshine. Instead, my thoughts have grown dark with the early sunset - And my body aches. My heart hurts, longing for what might have been were I not broken - what days I might … Continue reading A Poem: on Depression
I’m more than my anxiety. Right?
I've battled anxiety for almost as long as I can remember. I'm in my early thirties now, and I distinctly remember being anxious shortly prior to middle school - so for the majority of my time living so far...I've been anxious. That really sucks to say. Even as someone who blogs and talks about anxiety … Continue reading I’m more than my anxiety. Right?
I Think I Might Have an Anxiety Disorder: What do I do?
These days, at least one in five Americans reports that they suffer from extreme anxiety, or an anxiety disorder. It's also not uncommon for someone struggling with anxiety to also be affected by depression (source here). If you're here, that means something has been happening in your life that makes you think you might have … Continue reading I Think I Might Have an Anxiety Disorder: What do I do?
How to Keep Your Anxiety in Check When The World Is Spinning Out of Control
Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.Unknown The world as we've known it continues to change and evolve in ways that are scary to me, and chances … Continue reading How to Keep Your Anxiety in Check When The World Is Spinning Out of Control
Our Orlando Trip: On a Budget
We recently flew to Orlando, Florida during the kids' Spring Break and had a BLAST! I thought I'd share what we did and where we stayed - to include a rough breakdown of our budget while we were there. This was the kids' first time flying, at 6 and 7 (thanks Covid) and they did … Continue reading Our Orlando Trip: On a Budget
Unpacking Perspectives Interview: A Glimpse into My Past
A big thank you to Nicole Davidson, host of the Unpacking Perspectives podcast, for hosting me and for chatting about so many things that I think you’ll enjoy! I wanted to share this episode because it covers so many things: where I started in college, what I thought my life would be like growing up, … Continue reading Unpacking Perspectives Interview: A Glimpse into My Past