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.
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 →
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 →