Isolated woman
Anxiety, Fear, Personal Growth, Self-Care

It’s OK to Feel Moments of Hopelessness

You are not alone. Unless you are streaming television from a subscription service, you can’t escape the around-the-clock Coronavirus broadcasts. Last night, in a matter of five minutes, we watched the death toll increase by seven people. We turned off the TV and, instead, watched as two fire trucks and an ambulance pulled into our… Continue reading It’s OK to Feel Moments of Hopelessness

Super Child
Anxiety, Family, Parenting

Parents: It’s Our Job to Bolster and Protect the Mental Health of Our Children

Especially now, when their world has been turned upside down It wasn’t until my daughter sat silently in the backseat of the car with tears streaming down her face that I realized she was as anxious and overwhelmed by today’s new world as we are. As an educator, I’m embarrassed to admit this, but truth… Continue reading Parents: It’s Our Job to Bolster and Protect the Mental Health of Our Children

Woman in Pain
Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Fear, Fitness, Recovery, Self-Care

My Chronic Pain is Manageable

– and other lies I tell myself Meme Credit: Memes Monkey The pain is excruciating. I can barely breathe. It is so bad that I chose to take a painkiller today – something I don’t ever do because I hate painkillers. I hate the way that painkillers change my mood. I hate how they make… Continue reading My Chronic Pain is Manageable