Presenting A Nervous Speaker

Today my job required something unusual. I was selected to get out of my cubicle and participate in an Engineering presentation for a local high school group. You know, talk about my job, impart some wisdom, help and encourage some kids about their future. What an opportunity! But public speaking is not my forte. Being an introvert, I prefer to write versus speak. It lets … Continue reading Presenting A Nervous Speaker

Making It Through The Week

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 hasn’t been so bad in a while. I had to … Continue reading Making It Through The Week

Ebb And Flow Of Anxiety

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 lived. And I’ve had ones that are debilitating with a … Continue reading Ebb And Flow Of Anxiety

Anxiety And A Weighted Blanket

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 blanky, but I’ve heard seriously good things about them. Like … Continue reading Anxiety And A Weighted Blanket

The Fight And Flight Of 2017

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, 2017 has been one of my most difficult and stressful … Continue reading The Fight And Flight Of 2017