Heart, Mind, & Body

Depressed and Talking to a Squirrel

I pulled cool air into my chest and held it, my temporary captive. With a loud and sudden puff, it escaped me. I wanted it to cleanse me, hoped it would take away the frustrations like our filter pulling dust out of the air circulating through. As I crunched along over leaves and gravel, my… Continue reading Depressed and Talking to a Squirrel

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Seeing Struggles Through The Lens Of Faith

I am currently reflecting on my blogging journey. I am still so new to this, just a baby blogger, really. I can’t believe it hasn’t even been two months since I created Your Mercies New, and I already have 40 published posts. Wowzas! I’m still assessing where I want to go with my blog. What… Continue reading Seeing Struggles Through The Lens Of Faith

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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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Forgive Me For Not Asking

I want to preface this post by saying that although this will be my second post that mentions my interactions with doctors, I have nothing against them. I have several close loved ones who are doctors, and the majority of my experiences with doctors received five out of five stars and would even be called fun!… Continue reading Forgive Me For Not Asking

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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”