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

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”

Me Shooting Me Blinds

Uh Oh, Fear

I feel it settling into my stomach.  It's a very familiar churning.  I've not had breakfast yet, so it could be that.  But I also feel the little beginning of a pounding in my chest - the beginning of what might be a panic attack, if I still had those (I don't, thanks to an … Continue reading Uh Oh, Fear

Rainy Window

The Sound of Rain

I've missed the sound of rain and what it looks like when it's hitting my windshield and being wiped away and immediately reappearing. It's ironic that, all these years, my brain has never shut off.  It's been so full.  And yet, in answer to that fullness, I stuff it to the brim with news, music, … Continue reading The Sound of Rain