Why is it so hard to make friends as an adult?

For kids, making friends requires little to no effort. You're at the same playground. FRIENDS. You're in my class? WE'RE BEST FRIENDS NOW. As we get older, our social circles shrink, childhood friends move away to get married or have kids, and we find ourselves surrounded by hundreds of people but not close to any … Continue reading Why is it so hard to make friends as an adult?

Products I recommend to help with anxiety

This last year, I've been desperately trying to find products that complement my medication in relieving my physical symptoms of anxiety. (In case you're interested, I currently take Zoloft for my anxiety, daily, along with Clonazepam as needed. I try to refrain from taking it as much as possible.) I suffer from anxiety and panic … Continue reading Products I recommend to help with anxiety

smarter ways to talk to your kids about anxiety

If you're anything like me, explaining what anxiety is...can give you anxiety. Especially when trying to explain it to kids. I've struggled with anxiety for many years. It first started showing itself when I was young, and has gotten more serious over time. What started as a "nervous stomach" in preparation for piano recitals has … Continue reading smarter ways to talk to your kids about anxiety

how to prepare yourself spiritually for confrontation

*this original post was written 2/17/16 We’ve all been there, right? Someone wrongs us, and suddenly we're put in a position to decide whether we should say something and confront them, or hold our tongues. I’ve gotten pretty good over the years at letting things roll off me. I tend to be very relational, and … Continue reading how to prepare yourself spiritually for confrontation