Isn’t It Over Yet?

Day 251 – Shouldn’t the pandemic be over yet? I forgot to write. It hasn’t been because I have gone without anxiety during the past few months of this pandemic. I wish this had been the case, but no. Instead, I have been busy moving forward despite my anxiety in hopes this pandemic would justContinue reading “Isn’t It Over Yet?”

When Bravery Looks like Anxiety

Day 142- In the past few weeks I have been more brave than I have been in a long time. My heart races, my palms get sweaty and my investment is palpable. I have spoken up, written my opinion and processed heavy, hearted issues which I have decided matter to me. This has produced aContinue reading “When Bravery Looks like Anxiety”

Conversation about Race: a Different Kind of Anxiety

Day 133- Last year in my work environment I heard that I was often called “the white girl” behind my back. The reactions, “Really”, “Ouch,” and “Seriously?” all went through my mind. It also made me think.  I grew up in a predominately white world. The northwest is not know to have many African AmericansContinue reading “Conversation about Race: a Different Kind of Anxiety”

Eating More while Stuck at Home?

Day 81— We are getting real today! Let’s talk about eating and being at home.  I know I can be an emotional eater and I know I have food at home for the quarantine period of this season. I also know when my children leave snacks uneaten, I don’t want to waste them. It wouldContinue reading “Eating More while Stuck at Home?”

Time…It’s My Choice

Day 23 – I was on my way to a massage appointment this afternoon when I was stuck behind a slow moving truck. Talk about irritating. I wanted to be on-time for my appointment. No matter how keen I am on illuminating hurry from my life, this was not the moment to work on it.Continue reading “Time…It’s My Choice”

Year-Long Adventure…Day 1

Anxiety Reduction Project: Day 1 “You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.” -Dallas Willard Happy New Year! Wow, it’s 2020! I have hit a jackpot. Through a few authors I have been following this past year I was introduced to the teaching and perspectives of Dallas Willard. John Ortberg was mentored by him andContinue reading “Year-Long Adventure…Day 1”