Anxiety


Back here again

Back here again

Back home in Montreal, processing the anxiety I experienced in the last part of our trip and the growth still ahead of me.

Summer - please don't be so busy

Summer - please don't be so busy

Uncertainty, deadlines, plain old hard work, and financial stress exist no matter what path I take. So why not have a memorable experience while going through these realities.

Speaking at a homeschool conference

Speaking at a homeschool conference

I'm speaking at a local homeschool conference. No one is as surprised about this as I am.

Herbs and essential oils for anxiety and mental health

Herbs and essential oils for anxiety and mental health

The herbs, essential oils, and nutritional supports I use to help with anxiety.

Wrestling with Faith

Wrestling with Faith

It takes energy to wrestle with my faith. It can be an intellectually rigorous process and it can shake the foundations, and I don't always have the cognitive energy or the emotional security to challenge and question authority, both outer and inner.

Wholehearted writing (and depression on the Appalachian Trail)

Wholehearted writing (and depression on the Appalachian Trail)

We go through experiences that wear us down to our core, and break our shell. And these experiences, like my long distance hike, will show us what's operating below the surface of our lives. And it won't be your goodness that will help light the path through this wreckage, it will be your courage.

I'm not really into Lent

I'm not really into Lent

Obedience, sacrifice, confession, repentance these are deeply personal spiritual practices, best shared in a trusted community. Unfortunately these practices and postures of the heart can become yokes that people are pressured into bearing. But condemnation, fear of failure, inadequacy is not how the Spirit moves us into spiritual discipline.