Earlier today, as I sat in the peacefulness of my family cabin while my son and husband ventured out into the woods for deer hunting, I gazed out the window at the bare, leafless trees with their branches openly exposed to the cool, fall air. I considered how many of us keep pushing forward in […]
Driving through a long-term construction project recently, I remembered how people slowed down so much when it first started. Traffic backups were a regular occurrence. Now, as people have had a chance to adjust to the temporary chaos, the traffic flows more consistently. Sure, there are still occasional backups, but not nearly the way it […]
For someone dealing with anxiety, the anxious thoughts overpower mind and body. Often this “anxious self” becomes the person people see – the person we become. As we try to fit into societal and corporate norms when dealing with a debilitating anxiety disorder we are putting our mental and physical well being at risk. How […]
Why do many people, myself included, find it so easy to find fault in ourselves? Having thoughts like, “I eat too much ice cream” or “I don’t exercise enough” or “I am not good enough”. Why is so difficult to focus on the greatness that lives inside us all the time? In my experience, I am […]
How many times has someone asked you, “How’s your day going?”, and you replied with a smile and said “good” while inside you were battling a rollercoaster of emotions related to depression or anxiety? Many of us keep our struggles under a “mask.” We need help, but we don’t ask for it. We want to […]
Anxiety is powerful and intense. For someone with anxiety, when these feelings arise, it is like a storm brewing inside. We try to resist it, but it’s no use sometimes because we allow the negative thoughts to take hold and have an impact on our body. When I feel the anxiety storm growing, I know […]
Is it possible to find and live your life passion? Yes! Even if you only spend a small percentage of your time following a passion, it can make a difference in your life! Check out my latest Nature’s Pathways article.
There are many types of therapies that can be used to treat anxiety. One type of therapy I used was called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT. This technique was a great help in my healing. You can find out more about CBT in the Nature’s Pathways article I published this month.
When I was pregnant with my son, who is now 9, I had a heartbeat monitor that I used to check his heartbeat every day. I would place that sensor on my belly and listen to his tiny heart beating. Doing this helped my own heartbeat to normalize, reducing my anxiety that something was going […]
As I sat in a meeting at work last week, feeling overwhelmed and anxious about all the work and deadlines, I felt a variety of emotions racing through my veins – sadness, irritation, anger and despair. I remembered how being mindful could help me to be more present and connected to myself. I started taking […]