Anxiety While Driving

Originally posted on The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog:
This morning I had my first panic attack in my car in almost six months. If you have been following the recent string of blog posts, you know that I am struggling with cycling mania and depression, and now social anxiety all at once. Today I…

Discovering the Key

In the 12 years that I’ve struggled with anxiety, my end goal was always the same for the majority of that time: to cure myself of anxiety.  It took a few years to understand the fact that a cure was not the proper goal.  Anyone reading this post that has or continues to have struggles…

Taking Back Control

I had always imagined that the solution for my anxiety would be big news.  Some mind-blowing realization that completely changed my life.  While the growing realization that I am finally feeling control of anxiety in my life is definitely mind-blowing, the solution was really quite simpler.  I’ve been taking the advice and incorporating it into…

Welcome, Anxiety

It’s been quite a while it seems since I have written about anxiety. You would think that would mean that I’ve been on an up-curve lately – and I guess for the most part – I have been. However, there has still been an area that has been bothering me from an anxious standpoint: church….

Fate vs. God’s Plan

Does God have a plan for each of us?  Or are our lives simply controlled by fate? These questions are often asked by many people, including Christians.  First of all, when I say ‘God’s plan’, I don’t mean aspects such as what you will wear tomorrow or when your next dentist appointment is.  I’m talking…

Life in Mason’s Jar – Chapter 11

Don’t Give Up The other day, we were at a birthday party for one of Mason’s friends.  At the party, there was a huge bouncy castle that was about probably between 20 and 30 feet long (I’m not great at estimating length).  You climb in from one end and would then need to navigate your…