Category Archives: anxiety

What Would You Tell A Younger Version of Yourself?

I’ve been trying to figure out how to start this blog post.  Usually when I write I have an idea of what I want to say, and then I sit down at my computer, and some introduction will come to … Continue reading

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Photo Shoot Anxiety

I’m nervous y’all.  And you can tell I’m nervous because I always use the phrase “y’all” when I’m nervous even though I’ve never lived further south than the Chicago suburbs. But I have people coming over to take my picture … Continue reading

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Let Your Light Shine

I wrote a few weeks ago that I was having difficulty with the idea of blogging.  I was letting all of the negative comments get to me.   Some of these comments were written, but most of them never actually … Continue reading

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Post Trauma Fun

So it has been just over two months since TJ was admitted to the hospital. Two months since I saw him lying on the floor after collapsing at Urgent Care.  Two months since I followed the ambulance wondering what was taking … Continue reading

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Setbacks Are Not Destiny

A few years back I gave birth.  It was glorious and amazing and more than I ever could have hoped it could be. And then it wasn’t. I remember bits and pieces from that time like pieces of a jigsaw … Continue reading

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Lost in a Panic Attack

I’ve read a lot about panic attacks.  The racing heart, the fast respirations, the feeling that one might be dying. And when I do have a panic attack, I do get those first two symptoms.  In fact, I’ve been struggling … Continue reading

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Today I Broke

And today I broke. I just walked in my backdoor, closed the bathroom door, got in the shower, and started crying – that big, ugly, guttural cry that is so very unattractive and yet so very necessary at times. There … Continue reading

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Messy Feelings

I’ve been sad lately.  Quite sad.  A lot of things, honestly, have been making me feel this way, but I haven’t had pretty words to dress the ideas up in, and so I’ve let them slide past. Unfortunately, ideas and … Continue reading

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Internal Struggles

I want to feel peace. I am a happy person.  I struggle with things as we all do; I’m not immune from that.  But I have been very blessed, and I wrap those blessings around me, and I look at … Continue reading

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Loud Feelings

Sometimes I hear people talking about feeling things deeply.  In fact, I was just watching a television show where they were just talking about this very issue. It sounds romantic.  It sounds soulful.  It sounds like something to aspire to. But … Continue reading

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