I've read several articles about "functional" anxiety and depression...though, by definition, anxiety and depression impair functioning... However, in today's world, we recognize we still have to somehow live our lives... When people picture anxiety and depression, they often imagine the extremes. We picture that commercial where depression is the robe that never leaves us. Or we … Continue reading A Rose by Any Other Name…
"Nothing catches God off guard" While catching up on daily work for the Women's Bible study I'm in, this captured me. Something I've heard a million & one times before. But, tonight, I think I needed a reminder. NOTHING catches God off guard - - not even my heartache He's known it all from the beginning. So, … Continue reading He’s Loving Me Through It All
In the field I work in, it is estimated that up to 67% of us experience high levels of burnout...something we can experience at any time in our careers, not just the later years. Combine my drive with perfection and my world-view that tells me to put everyone else above myself: I am a prime … Continue reading It’s a Process
I'm sitting at my computer, looking at colleges to apply as an adjunct professor for psychology...and I'm terrified... I feel unqualified & inexperienced... But, I know it is part of my calling, part of my desire, and teaching is something that makes me come alive... Why do steps of faith leave us in such terror? … Continue reading Step of Faith
for me, summer is not a good time of year. It brings out the worst in me, and the hotter it is, the worse I get.
You ever let fear hold you back from something - something you know you want to do, maybe even something you know you'd be good at. I'm there right now. There is a career move, job experience I would like to get. One that people have been telling me they could see me in since … Continue reading Walking Forward in Faith
WE ARE NOT MEANT TO DO THIS ALL ALONE...
In single life, you don't have to let anyone in. You don't have to be vulnerable and wonder if they can/want to handle it. There is always fear in vulnerability.
Honestly, though, if I am ever going to be blessed with the relationship mentioned above, i can be nothing but myself: honest, loyal, who.I.am.
Time for some real talk... Back in September, I was diagnosed gluten sensitive. After nearly 2 years of not knowing what was wrong - I have an answer. (One I don't like, but an answer). So, for more than 6 months, I've known the biggest cause of my stomach woes. Yet, I keep in this … Continue reading Breaking the Habit Cycle