As I think about my life to date I can remember always being the one who worried too much, who stressed very easily and had “What if…” scenarios for all the scenarios. I was the kid who avoided sleepovers, shied away from crowds and constantly worried about what people thought of me. It was in … Continue reading Coping with Anxiety in University: 10 Tips for Staying Balanced
There is an old saying, that a dog is a man’s best friend and that there is a magical bond between animals and humans. Animals can assist physical and emotional well being. Pet therapy can be useful in treating patients with depression, anxiety or social phobias. Patients hospitalized with cancer have also been helped. There … Continue reading Pets As Therapy
Here’s some of the things that having Bipolar Disorder as a business owner has taught me.
It breaks my heart when I see or hear of people saying this to people who struggle with mental illness.
I hadn’t wanted to act that way. But it was like something took over my brain and my body.
Dr. D got down on her knees, forced me to make eye contact and said very clearly… “It’s not your fault.”
Understanding what is happening and having a plan to make it through can increase the sense of control and decrease your anxiety as well as your loved one.
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6b, NASB The Peace I Lack Some people seem to possess and exude a sense of peace. I’m not one of them. Depression and anxiety wreak havoc in my mind and heart. Even on good days, I feel uneasy … Continue reading The Fruit of the Spirit Called Peace
Don’t be afraid to reach out for help if your child needs it.
We're in single digits now. That is, number of days until we move my girl into her dorm room. Throughout her senior year, I teared up (sometimes outright cried) at all the "lasts." Her last fall drama. Her last high school musical. Her last Prom. Her last Spanish Club meeting. Her last last day of … Continue reading When Your Child Leaves for College (and Takes Your Heart with Her)