Fear is a Coward

Fear is a Coward

Funny thing I notice about Fear. He’s big and bad and burly while he’s at home lurking in my what-ifs and what-mights. He pokes at my stomach until I’m nauseous. He pounds on my chest until I can’t breathe. He shakes me and rattles me until I’m dizzy. He yells at me until I’ve relived … Continue reading Fear is a Coward

Reading the Bible

Regardless of Your Religion (or Lack of), the Bible is There for You

If you talk to 20 different people in the next hour, I'm sure you will get 20 different definitions of faith, different combinations of faith/doubt, different rationales for belief/not belief.  Regardless of your religion, or lack of, the Bible is there for you. Whether you believe in God or not, you need comfort now, you … Continue reading Regardless of Your Religion (or Lack of), the Bible is There for You

Reinvent

Coronavirus Meets Reinvention

I had already been on a course of self-discovery with the purpose of figuring out what I'm going to do now.  Recently I turned 60 and since the mid-70s - yes, almost 50 years! - I have been doing virtually the same thing:  performing.  Although it might have looked like I was doing a ton … Continue reading Coronavirus Meets Reinvention

Lacy Reflection in the Powder Room

Unpaid Coronavirus Holiday Art #2

When my grandma was still alive, I used to go and stay at her house sometimes in the summer.  I always slept in her room. Those summer nights, her bedroom was always filled with yellow light from the street lamp but it was filtered through her lace curtains.  I would fall asleep looking at the … Continue reading Unpaid Coronavirus Holiday Art #2

anxiety and depression, panic attacks, attacking anxiety and depression

Review: “Attacking Anxiety and Depression”

In my posts Uh Oh, Fear and My No-Medication Journey to Emotional Health and Well-Being, I briefly mentioned a program called Attacking Anxiety and Depression. When I wrote those posts, my assumption was that this program no longer exists, considering I used it 20-or-so years ago. Along with a workbook, it came with cassettes and … Continue reading Review: “Attacking Anxiety and Depression”