So, I'm learning. Learning to choose joy in the hurt, choose love in the anxiety, and choose gratitude even in the hard times. Because, life looks better when we choose these instead.
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…
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
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
God's word tells us there is a battle going on every day, not with flesh & blood, but with the unseen. An enemy prowls around looking for people he can devour. But, his devouring is not what we often think of.
When I read these passages, I am reminded: my body & this earth are not my own. I am meant to be a steward of them, and take care of them.
The sky was dark, as with every morning. Panic. I'm going to be late! My eyes shoot open. Thinking it's Monday, I'm ready to shoot out of bed at 6:15. Then I remember, it's Sunday. And, I have two more glorious hours of sleep. Snag in the plan, though, I slept through my alarm. Apparently, … Continue reading I’ve Grown Weary
This week's Tuesday @ 10 word is "Grow"... so many ways one can go with that. But, tonight, I don't feel much grown. After many tears today, especially the last couple of hours, my eyes burn; left my throat sore & raw, my lungs burning from irregular air flow. My body exhausted. Instead of feeling … Continue reading The Growing
Forgiveness is this week's Tuesday @ 10 theme...and Keep is this week's 5 Minute Friday theme. Both are hitting close to home today. Back in December I touched on an incident at work, a complaint about me. Well, that complainant did go to corporate, who sent it back to my manager. My manager investigated, and … Continue reading Faith & Forgiveness
This second Work it Wednesday really snuck up on me! Last week I caught a terrible flu that kept me down for the count for several days. And, I think I tried to go back to my regular routine too quickly, so my poor body is exhausted. But, last Wednesday, I laid in bed after most of … Continue reading Amazing Bodies