Being a mom is hard enough. Running a business is hard enough. Dealing with chronic illness is hard enough. I am managing to do all three - I’m convinced only by the grace of God - and I’m doing things to help myself stay mostly sane during these crazy toddler days. When I was a … Continue reading How I Stay (Mostly) Sane as a Work From Home Mom with Chronic Illness
If you’ve been around for a while, you know my husband and I are church planters who have moved halfway across the country to plant a church, while also having our two toddlers in tow. And, I’ve just experienced so much as a minister, business owner, mom, and wife with chronic illness and I have … Continue reading Confessions of a Minister Wife/Mom with Chronic Illness
The last year and a half has been a whirlwind - not only with the new realities of a world in the throws of Covid, but with my own health conditions. From pregnancy complications to new chronic illnesses to my recent battle with Covid (all four of us at once), I've been trying to learn … Continue reading Navigating Motherhood & Chronic Illness
By this, I do not by any means intend for you to physically go check on them, for the love of all that is holy, stay at home. But, as a therapist and a postpartum mom, I imagine the numbers of postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, and postpartum loneliness are going to go up during this … Continue reading PSA: Check on Your Postpartum Friends
I recently (just now, actually), said goodbye to my first blog: AGAPETOS (over at candicejenee.com). God has recently been working on me about where my focus is to be, and as hard as it is to say goodbye to that platform, I know God was priming me for this one. Now, I won't be taking … Continue reading Announcement Time!
I once wrote about Goodbye being hello in disguise... And, that's what I'm here to share today. A goodbye that is really a hello in disguise. First the AMAZING news: I'm going to be a mom! That's right! In a little over 6 months, my husband & I will be greeting our little bundle. not sure … Continue reading A Beginning and an End
I have been so sick all week...my body is tired & worn. But, it has given me a great amount of time to think. And, I've been doing a lot of thinking lately. You see - things have been quite a bit tight, things have been one surprise or struggle after another, just as my … Continue reading Life is in the Waiting…
So, last week, I was not really living out freedom, satisfaction, and abundance. I found myself swallowed in fear, anxiety, doubt, depression, and honestly, came to moments I questioned my sanity. One day last week, I even had a meltdown...one of major proportions. Anger, anxiety, and self-hatred like I hadn't felt in a long, long … Continue reading I Have a Confession…
Fear and anxiety can be one of the biggest obstacles people face; after all, anxiety is the number one Mental Health issues in the nation.
Even Perspective... Perhaps, especially perspective. When we focus on negatives or lack or weaknesses: what needs to get done ways we fall short roles we are unable to fill jobs we don't get accomplished things we wish we had but don't fear/anxiety Any of these and more, we get self-centered, we get tunnel vision trying … Continue reading Gratitude Changes Everything