Can photography be therapeutic as a sort of mindfulness activity where you’re focused on things in the immediate present? Or does looking at your world through a lens remove you too much from the moment?
Living with Tinnitus may not sound like a big deal. But if you could actually hear the inaudible sounds in someone’s head, you’d think silence is not so golden.
Something has bugged me for a while. In American culture, men are basically allowed to express only one emotion - anger. It's like an unspoken rule. Other emotions men have are downplayed or hidden. Somehow being emotional is linked to weakness or vulnerability.
Anxiety is not my favorite subject to talk about. I kind of avoid it. If you've had anxiety or panic attacks and have been debilitated by them, then you know - anxiety is terrible.
Something happened that I didn't expect. Looks like for 2019, I'm taking karate again! It happens to be January, a new year, so it's a good time to start a new thing. Or in this case, renew an old thing. Last week, my youngest son had his birthday and became old enough to join karate... Continue Reading →
Before last night, I'm pretty sure I had never heard of bibliotherapy. I discovered this term in a very interesting article related to anxiety and books at a website I like, goodereader. Apparently, the year 2018 has been a big one for the popularity of books related to mental health, especially anxiety and depression. To... Continue Reading →
It's been a challenging week so far. It started with my anxiety flaring up severely. My work at my job has been tough. And my family has been extra busy with Christmas festivities. But I think the week will slow down now. Sunday through half of Tuesday, I was really struggling with severe anxiety. It... Continue Reading →
You know how thoughts and feelings come and go. My general anxiety is like that. I have long stretches of 'normal' it seems, then a season of anxiety will settle in. For weeks or days at a time, my anxious nerves will buzz quieter or louder. I've had anxiety attacks that are acute and short... Continue Reading →
Alright, I've struggled with anxiety, and many others do too. It's no easy thing, and I don't think there are any quick fixes. But there are ways to get help, ways to cope or manage. One thing I've wondered is if a weighted blanket would be helpful. It may sound silly, like an adult security... Continue Reading →
A few days ago, I started reading a book by Max Lucado called, Anxious for Nothing. I first heard it was coming out last year not long after I had a debilitating anxiety attack. So I thought it could be good timing, what I might call providence instead of coincidence. I've never read anything by... Continue Reading →
A few months ago, I summarized my summer as one that was very anxious. Now I’m wondering how to best summarize my entire year. If I had to describe it in a single word, I'm not sure what it would be. For me, although there are many positive highlights and things to be grateful for,... Continue Reading →
After a long hiatus, I'm dusting off the Jason Journals site. Blogging is something you're supposed to do consistently if you want regular readers. Well I might say I'm consistently inconsistent. But my absence from the blog over the summer has been due to more than my usual on-and-off interest in the blog-o-sphere. I've had... Continue Reading →