Holy Night

I don’t know why but I’ve never really listened to the lyrics of most Christmas songs. Sure, I play and sing them once a year, like everyone else, when I’m baking cookies or decorating my tree or wrapping gifts (although I am really particular about which Christmas songs I actually like). But, I’ve never paidContinue reading “Holy Night”

A story of Me and My Antidepressant

Folks, I’ve struggled with anxiety for years. And not just the mild, temporary, fleeting kind but the kind that makes you afraid to leave the house. The kind that makes you feel like you’re losing your mind, makes you nauseous, makes it nearly impossible to function and accomplish the most basic, normal, everyday tasks.  IContinue reading “A story of Me and My Antidepressant”

The Illusion of Normal

For years I believed there was something wrong with me. I can’t quite pinpoint when this thought started, but I suspect it was sometime in early childhood, probably due to some combination of a variety of factors including my sensitive disposition, moving between two drastically different cultures, a traumatic experience at boarding school, and beingContinue reading “The Illusion of Normal”

Light Breaks Through

I believe everyone struggles with something. It’s part of the human condition.  Fear just happens to be mine. It is my greatest struggle. Always has been.  I am someone who suffers from anxiety.  I am also someone who has tried to hide the fact that I struggle with anxiety. Most acquaintances don’t know this hasContinue reading “Light Breaks Through”

Hope Over Fear

“Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear.” – President Snow, The Hunger Games I’m not sure I agree entirely with President Snow. Hope may not be the only thing stronger than fear, but it is a strong antidote to fear. A powerful tool. A weapon to wield against the fire breathing dragon thatContinue reading “Hope Over Fear”

Press On, Weary Warrior

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt YouContinue reading “Press On, Weary Warrior”