I remember sitting in her office, probably for the thousandth time. I was talking about how I wanted to be, who I wanted to be. The loving mentor didn’t seem to get what I was describing. Pointing through the library window, I pointed to her. “That’s how I want to be,” I said wistfully, gesturing towards […]Read More Encourage the Strong
It’s easy for me to be hard on the Israelites. I mean, they’re kinda like the byword for “awful people who are terrible at serving God basically always” in Christian circles. They worked pretty hard for that status it seems, too.Read More The Real Issue
I’ve been a list person for as long as I can remember. The bullet journalling wave has been an easy one for me to ride, especially with the pretty letters to lure me in.
I love the satisfaction of filled in circles and squares, the affirmation that I did what I set out to do. It feels really, really good.
For about 10-15 seconds.Read More Something Else
Maintaining meaningful relationships amidst anxiety is both extremely difficult and extremely necessary. It’s difficult because when anxious, we often push away those closest and whose care we need the most. It’s necessary because often the only people who can lift our spirits and talk us out of it are those closest to us. I’m running away from that which can help me.Read More Meaningful Relationships | How to Manage Darker Days
Countless credible sources report that exercise helps ease anxiety (see here, here, & here). Turns out they were right. After a whole lot of trial and error and starting over and over and over…I’m four months into the most sustainable healthy lifestyle I’ve ever had.Read More Exercise & Nutrition | How to Manage Darker Days
Don’t crazy people go to counseling? Isn’t it admitting that you’re like mentally ill? Besides, loved ones say that it isn’t a good idea, because aren’t we just having issues because we don’t have enough faith?Read More Counseling | How to Manage Darker Days
Many are reluctant to express a struggle for fear of being labeled. “I mean, yea I get super worried, my thoughts race, and I can’t function sometimes, but I don’t like, you know…have anxiety.”Read More How to Manage Darker Days
“If you decide that the way you do things now are perfect and you never attempt to improve yourself again, well then yea, you’d turn into a pretty awful teacher, but I don’t suspect that happening.”Read More Why You Should Keep Trying Even When You Already Failed II
We should just keep failing. If we haven’t used our talents yet, we never will. So we should give up. Walk away. Choose something else to occupy our time. The things worth doing come naturally, so if it requires effort, it wasn’t meant to be.Read More Why You Should Keep Trying Even When You Already Failed I
Paradoxical, this teaching. Monday to Friday is a blur of preparations, gone before dark, back with the sinking sun, washed dished, and (mostly) dreamless sleep. On Fridays, two of my English scholars have the same prayer request during worship: that the weekend goes by slowly.Read More Why Teaching Helps My Anxiety II