Aug

04

3 Tips For When You're Feeling Out of Sorts

 

I've been feeling out of sorts lately; a little overwhelmed and anxious.  Here are some symptoms that I've had this week:

I've had way more energy.  I've gotten "snappy" when I've been distracted or interrupted from my work.  Little things have bothered me.  I've felt like I could cry for no reason.  I've been critical of others.  I've felt sorry for myself and I've been fearful of the future.

I'm not always the first to realize what's going on but Thank God it doesn't take me months to realize it like before.  So on Tuesday, I came home from work, went on a run with Anna and told her that I was NOT allowed to look at or do any work for the rest of the day.  I took the rest of the evening to be present and evaluate the past few weeks.

The biggest thing that I realized I had stopped doing was getting up at having my quiet time with the Lord.  It has been sporadic over the summer but for the past few weeks has been non...

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Jul

13

How to Grow

This was a post I made 10 years ago.  As I read it, I became overwhelmed with gratitude at the growth I've made over the years.  It's hard for me to believe that I was unnerved by such trivial things, yet I remember the rage (I don't use that term lightly) and anxiety that would jump on me over the least little thing.

People who only know me post yoga, would never guess that I was previously diagnosed with bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety.  I've been physically agressive, verbally abusive, had an affair,  and attempted suicide.  I know, I sound like the worst!

But here's what I found when I started this growth journey.  You don't know what you don't know and you can't give what you don't have.  So how do we become aware of the things we don't know and receive what we've never been given?  Well, it doesn't just happen, that's for sure!

It is NOT true that wisdom comes with age.  I know a lot of "older" folks...

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May

06

New Year, More Refined You

Hey guys!  And HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I’ve never been a fan of the saying “New Year, New You.”  Even if you don’t like you very much right now, there doesn’t need to be a “new” you.  There might be some bad habits that you need to get rid of or good habits to pick up.  There might be some minor adjustments you need to make to your daily schedule or resolve some issues but a whole “new” you seems a little dramatic and like something only Jesus can do anyway so let’s leave that to him while we work within the personality, gifts and traits, He’s given us.

It reminds me of a story of a guy who could only concentrate for a few minutes at a time.  After years of being a solid C student, he finally decided to stop thinking he could change and work around it.  He would study for 5-10 minutes at a time and then for 5-10 minutes go shoot hoops or play a video game.  He would return to his studies...

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