Category: Anxiety

Taking a Deep Breath

Mondays. I don’t know why we make such a big deal of them.  Especially in my case where the majority of my family works in retail so Mondays aren’t the first day after two days off. Almost every day is a work day for someone in my family.  It is a rarity for us all…

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The Work of My Hands

“The real enemies of our life are the ‘oughts’ and the ‘ifs’. They pull us backward into the unalterable past and forward into the unpredictable future.  But real life takes place in the here and now”  – Henri Nouwen   I wanted to put in a garden this year.  I had hoped for a greenhouse. …

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here i am

That quiet voice has been an important part of my life lately. It has been a constant when other, louder voices in my head have kept up a continual chant of negativity. Every day, I have thought about sitting down and writing here. I had planned to. I just didn’t. And then it got harder…

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I Once Was Lost

Hello. It’s been a while. I haven’t wanted to write very often and when I did, I couldn’t. This has probably been the worst I’ve ever been. It hasn’t all been bad, of course.  It’s honestly been a roller coaster ride.  Bad and good.  Highs and lows. Fun times and disasters (literally).  We’ve had hurricanes,…

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New Habits

I guess I was overly optimistic about keeping up with writing here.  It seems that so much is going on that I’m having trouble keeping up with everything. The moderate depression is continuing with some good days and some not-so-good.  I just keep putting one foot in front of the other and continuing with the…

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The Next Step

It’s been more than a month since I’ve posted here.  I’ve written (or tried to write) a few times, but the words sounded negative, without optimism, and frankly, more than a little whiny. Why did things keep going wrong?  How unfair that the harder I tried to simplify and improve our quality of life, the…

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All Shall Be Well

All in all, this has been a successful week.  It’s necessary to look back on it as a whole though.  Picking it apart makes it possible to focus on what didn’t work…and more things worked out than not. I have followed through with my plan to eat a more healthy diet overall this week.  Lots…

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