Resisting Anxiety – Part 2

Since my first experience with anxiety back in 2006, I’ve come to know a scripture verse which has become a favorite of mine.  It’s probably mostly because of the fact that it directly references anxiety.  The verse is this: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.  Cast…

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Resisting Anxiety – Part 1

This multi-part series will uncover how we can become better equipped to resist anxiety when it shows up in your life.  Hopefully by reading this series, you will learn something new that you can apply to your own life. One of the hardest things to learn and put into action is the ability to resist…

Life in Mason’s Jar – Chapter 10

I wrote this post on March 20, 2018: the day Melanie’s grandfather Chesley, passed away. I dedicate this post in his memory. Feeling Better Now If there is a certain time of day that anxiety has an advantage over me, it’s early in the mornings. Let’s say I have a doctor’s appointment or something that…

Adapting to Anxiety

When experiencing periods of heightened stress or anxiety, it is so easy to want to remove yourself from the situation.  However, it’s really important to try your best to ride out the storm whenever you can. If you recall from an earlier post, I wrote about my experience with anxiety at church about 4 weeks…

Understanding Stress

What do you think about the word ‘stress’?  It’s hard not to think about the things in your own life that cause you stress.  It could be financial, job-related, family-related, etc.  The potential list is long.  However, stress is a normal and necessary part of life.  The key to stress comes down to how you…

The Power of Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are two different things.  Stress can be described as the way that your body responds to a threat or situation.  Your body starts up it’s natural ‘fight-or-flight’ response to deal with that threat or situation.  Anxiety, on the other hand, is a feeling of extreme worry and/or fear. It is often accompanied…