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.
Tag: Anxiety & 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
Why I Decided To Medicate My Anxiety
I know a lot of people who, for whatever reason, prefer not to use medicine for a variety of ailments. I also know people who highly recommend medication because of the results they've personally seen in their own lives. I chose medicine. Because? There's nothing to feel guilty about for choosing less pain.
How To Talk To Your Kids About Anxiety
If you're anything like me, explaining anxiety...can give you anxiety. Especially when trying to explain it to kids. I've struggled with anxiety for many years. It started when I was young, and progressively got more serious over time. What started as a "nervous stomach" before piano recitals transformed into panic attacks driving down the road. … Continue reading How To Talk To Your Kids About Anxiety
Meeting the Woman I’ve Always Wanted to Be
I met a woman this weekend that I thought I would never meet. I’ve waited to meet her for a long time. She’s courageous, knows what she stands for, and won’t back down. She knows she’s not perfect, but she keeps trying anyway. During some of my darkest hours I would pray to be her. … Continue reading Meeting the Woman I’ve Always Wanted to Be
Staying Christ-Focused When You Have Anxiety During A Pandemic
We are in the middle of making history here, living in the days of a global pandemic. Here in Virginia, we've been issued a stay at home order of protection since March 2020- we are over seven months into being kept at home, away from the people we love, away from stores we used to … Continue reading Staying Christ-Focused When You Have Anxiety During A Pandemic
Parent Anxiety: When You Worry For Your Children
A few nights ago, in a town not so far from where I live, there was a tragic shooting involving 6 people. Three of them, teenagers, were wounded - one fatally shot in the head. As details of the shooting were revealed, my family realized that the man shot was the son of someone close … Continue reading Parent Anxiety: When You Worry For Your Children
Tips For Helping Your Kids Combat Early Anxiety
Everyone struggles with anxiety to some degree. Whether it's healthy anxiety before a recital or a presentation, or more serious anxiety regarding life & death, or losing a loved one - we've all experienced anxiety at one point in our lives. But our children are most vulnerable to it because anxiety is tied closely to a … Continue reading Tips For Helping Your Kids Combat Early Anxiety