Anxiety is Not Always the Bad Guy

anxietyThis is not easy to write. It is one of those “ ah-ha” moments you get when your mind has a minute to idle. But not one of those on all the Dove commercials. This is the moment where your heart tells your mind what it needs to do, all the while your mind is telling your heart to take a vacation. So like I said, not easy to write.  Continue reading “Anxiety is Not Always the Bad Guy”

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Arming Yourself with Anxiety Essentials

arm yourselfI know that in the past, we have covered anxiety and relaxation essentials, because, well… we find them essential. They have helped us in the past and continue to do so. Whether it is a good book, a slightly embarrassing amount of candles, or a whole shelf full of essential oils, we have found them extremely helpful. But, why are these things essential? Why are they so important to keep handy on a regular basis? Continue reading “Arming Yourself with Anxiety Essentials”

The Importance of Writing it Down

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Writing can be EXTREMELY therapeutic. When I am stressed out, overwhelmed, or just generally anxious, I find myself reaching for my journal, or my laptop, or any surface where I can write something down. I also love to scribble down notes. Whether it is brainstorming new ideas for The Lionheart Society, a new goal I have, or a random idea about life, I always try to write it down. Otherwise… I forget or I just lose interest in it or tell myself, “If I didn’t write it down, it must not have been that important.”

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Fidget Cube Review 101

Okay here is the deal. There are tons of reviews on fidget cubes. You can google them. But let me tell you, these little cubes really are neat.  I know this because I was stuck at a train stop for half an hour 5 minutes after getting my cube. This means that I had a solid 30 minutes where I could have been extremely annoyed and irritated at this train that would NOT move; but I wasn’t! Thanks to the cube, I spent those 30 minutes fidgeting with possibly the coolest gadget ever. This is why: Continue reading “Fidget Cube Review 101”

Spiritual Attacks & Anxiety

By: Layne Gudenkauf

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name. You are mine.” – Isaiah 43:1

If you have anxiety, you know that things people do or say kind of stick with you. The whole “sticks and stones” thing doesn’t apply when you have anxiety. You are constantly questioning everything. Basing your decisions on your past. Being hard on yourself for things you had no control over. And identifying yourself based on other’s opinions of you or the lies that you have told yourself. Continue reading “Spiritual Attacks & Anxiety”

My Stress Journal & 5 Tips!

So, here’s the thing… a stress journal is super helpful, if you let it be. It can be one of the most useful things, or it can be extremely detrimental if you don’t use it correctly. Here is another thing… a stress journal is personal, and the way you use it is also up to you. I can’t tell you how exactly a stress journal should work, because it is different for different people. But I can give you some of my own tips and tricks as to how I use it and how it has helped and evolved over time! Continue reading “My Stress Journal & 5 Tips!”