Shut yourself down for renovations. When your life and presence are a home for people, it is entirely important to have seasons when you shut down for renovations. Why? Just like a physical home or guest house, all the usage over time can naturally wear things down - the plumbing stops working, kitchen doesn't work... Continue Reading →
Dealing with Comparison
I once heard Maya Angelou say, ‘Comparison is Odious'. (She was so skilled at making one word seem as long as a sentence). I confess I had to look up the word 'Odious' to understand the dignity of her statement. o·di·ous ˈōdēəs/ adjective extremely unpleasant, repulsive, revolting, repellent, repugnant, disgusting, vile, foul, abhorrent, loathsome, deplorable,... Continue Reading →
My Panic Story: 5 Awesome Ways to Know Thyself More
Who doesn’t want to know who they are? We get enough negative feedback from outside sources and often from our own minds. Why not invest in yourself so that you can have a more wholesome, joy-filled life! Here are some of my favorite self-discovery tools that I have personally used!
My Panic Story: Professional Help
“I’m so proud of you, Karyn” These were the first words my therapist said to me when I called her to set up my first appointment. I didn’t realize that I had been holding my breath up until that point. That was one of the best decisions I ever made. It was one of the... Continue Reading →
My Panic Story: Anxiety and our Bodies
Almost as soon as I wrote the first post about Anxiety Attacks, I had one. It’s been almost an entire month since I wrote. Back were the familiar feelings of dread and doom, a racing heart, and the sheer exhaustion from just keeping awake through the day. I had opened Pandora’s Box and the AUTOMATIC... Continue Reading →
My Panic Story: You are Not Powerless!
The first time I had a full-blown panic attack, it was in the lonely hours of the morning. I was sitting on my couch at my college apartment and all of a sudden my heart started to race, my left side started to go numb, I felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I... Continue Reading →