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“Never trust your fears. They don’t know your strength.” – Athena Singh

Fear. It’s been my greatest struggle. I know what it’s like to be in the throes of anxiety, to feel stuck in a whirlwind of irrational thoughts, feelings, and physical symptoms, unable to pull myself out of the pit of despair. Breaking free of anxiety and fear has been a long, sometimes painful, but ultimately hopeful process.

I am not here to promise you some magical cure. I am not even here to say that I’ve completely mastered my own anxiety. There are still tough days, but it doesn’t dominate my every waking moment anymore. I am not stuck in the muck and the mire of the pit anymore.

I kept silent for a long time about my struggle with anxiety and it’s still hard for me to share my story, but I’ve decided I want to be a part of breaking the stigma that so often comes along with mental illness. It’s also an exercise in vulnerability for me, someone who has a tendency to hide and withdraw, afraid to look weak, filled with shame about my struggle. But, most of all, I wanted this blog to be a beacon of hope for anyone who might be suffering in the grips of fear, the way I once was. You can overcome. You can heal. You can break free from anxiety.

Hope is a powerful weapon. Hope is the antidote to fear. Dare to hope.

“For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.”

Micah 7:8

35 things

I’m 35. I realize I have a whole lot more life to live (hopefully), but I also think I’ve learned a thing or two in my 35 years on this beautiful, complicated planet spinning around the sun. I thought I’d share. This too shall pass. I know it’s a cliché. I know. But it’s reallyContinue reading “35 things”

When I Fell Apart

Just like anyone who’s ever lived, I’ve had my share of struggles. Most of mine, maybe all of mine, have fear at the root of them. It’s always been the thorn in my side and there have been periods of my life where fear and anxiety have lain dormant and other times where they’ve comeContinue reading “When I Fell Apart”

“You do not have to be fearless. Doing it afraid is just as brave.”

morgan harper nichols

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