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
So, I didn't end up writing every day. Now, I want to fill you in on why & let you know that the Momma Heart February series will continue - just with a little bit of grace and leeway for myself. This week a lot of pregnancy complications came up. A couple weeks ago, we … Continue reading Momma’s Heart Update
I feel you. I really do. For the last two months, I haven't been to church, and it's only been the last several weeks that I've been able to watch our service online. I'm so tired. I cancel plans a lot. Being pregnant, with a 10 month old at home, I'm very careful about how … Continue reading To the Momma Who Feels Like She Has to Apologize
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