A Groundhog Tradition

It’s Groundhog Day here in America. Kind of a weird holiday on the calendar when you think about it. But it’s kind of a fun annual event I look forward to. “That’s right woodchuck-chuckers, it’s Groundhog Day!” One of my favorite movies is Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray. I have a tradition now; every year I watch the movie on or around Groundhog Day. It’s … Continue reading A Groundhog Tradition

Karate And Mental Gymnastics

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 with his 4 older brothers at our local YMCA. My … Continue reading Karate And Mental Gymnastics

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