Heart, Mind, & Body

Anxiety Safe Place: Night Swimming

I am starting to see a pattern: when I want to write something lovely, I think of an old memory. A glimpse of the past flashes through my mind, and I want to bring it back to life. Reliving these beautiful memories brings me peace when I'm dealing with anxiety. Sometimes I just need to… Continue reading Anxiety Safe Place: Night Swimming

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Anxiety Safe Place: Angel from Below

A few weeks ago I shared my memory of San Juan Island that I go to when I need to relax. It's an anxiety coping strategy that my counselor recommended. Last night I couldn’t fall asleep, so I decided to look for a new memory to enjoy. I thought of a good one- a unique… Continue reading Anxiety Safe Place: Angel from Below

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“Midnight Visitor”

One night I left the door unlocked, And someone snuck right in. I didn’t see or hear him. He was as black as sin. In his hand he carried Poison of the worst kind, Which he wasted no time dispensing, And it seeped into my mind. His lips twisted with a smile, A truly evil… Continue reading “Midnight Visitor”

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Anxiety Safe Place: San Juan Island

Oh my gosh. The kids are DRI. VING. ME. CRA. ZY. Fussy, teething, cranky, impatient little munchkins complaining to me, at me, ON me at the same time all morning long. And I’ve hit my limit. Luke- you’re going into your crib for an early nap. See ya! And Lyla- please hush and just watch… Continue reading Anxiety Safe Place: San Juan Island

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The New Girl

Hello blogging world! There’s a new girl in town! Again. As a military wife, there’s a heavy feeling of dejavue that never seems to go away because my life is kind of playing on repeat. Leave people behind, move to a new place, get to know the area, try to make friends and find people… Continue reading The New Girl

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My Depression

Whew, this is a tough one. Am I depressed? Yes. No. Was. Let’s just say the babies took their toll and full on postpartum depression turned in to real life threatening, suicidal, change your personality type of depression. I am not ashamed. I never thought I would admit this out loud or let other people… Continue reading My Depression