Green Grass + A Green Horse

Green Grass + A Green Horse

I remember it clearly.  The first time I felt that sickening fear rising up in my body. When it happened I was sitting at my desk taking notes on a high school lecture. It was a warm day in spring and the teacher had opened the door to let in some of the fresh spring air.… Continue Reading

Anxiety Has Friends

Anxiety Has Friends

When anxiety comes knocking at the door she rarely comes alone. She has an assortment of friends who ask for her help when they have problems getting YOUR attention. Really, anxiety never even wanted to leave the house. She would rather stay home and do her nails or watch movies with a fresh bowl of popcorn.  But anxiety is a… Continue Reading

Feeling an excess of anxiety? Do this.

Feeling an excess of anxiety? Do this.

Ever had one of those moments where you feel an excess of anxiety or worry and it just won’t turn off? During my most anxious years I tried to turn off the anxiety by laying around in bed + trying to stay calm.  It kind of helped, but really… I was just laying around in… Continue Reading

Anxiety Without Fear

Anxiety Without Fear

I hear the word anxiety being lumped together with the word fear. Like, all-the-time. On the surface this makes a lot of sense… the idea that being anxious = being afraid or fearful of something. The problem for many people suffering with chronic anxiety is not the fact that they feel anxious and afraid: it’s… Continue Reading

5 Reasons To Answer The Call To Retreat

5 Reasons To Answer The Call To Retreat

Can you hear it? At first it’s quiet. Like a far away feeling. A longing you can’t quite put your finger on. Then it becomes more audible. Like a small voice saying, “Slow down. Please. Stop. I need some space.” Maybe, it’s the loud call of a bugle summoning you to return home. It’s the… Continue Reading

3 Tips For Sound-er Sleep

3 Tips For Sound-er Sleep

Sleep- sweet, deep, and restful.  That’s what we all hope for right? But sometimes it doesn’t work out that way. Maybe you find yourself popping wide awake in the middle of the night, or maybe you climb under your covers only to find yourself tossing + turning and not falling asleep, or maybe… you do… Continue Reading

Mastering the practice

Mastering the practice

Practice. It makes things perfect- or so they say. Practice is something you return to again and again to acquire a new skill and proficiency in performing that skill. You can practice anything: music, writing, painting, cleaning, managing your money, creating better health, or being a good friend. This time of year brings with it… Continue Reading

12 Ways 2014 Made Me Better At Being Me

12 Ways 2014 Made Me Better At Being Me

The dawn of a new year is upon us and maybe you feel the pressure of making resolutions.  To loose weight, get organized, and basically do and be better than you are right now. But is there really anything wrong with the way you’ve been doing or being? I mean your you right? And you’re… Continue Reading

Memories in the bank

Memories in the bank

Memories can work for us, or against us. Your mind prioritizes memories based on how they rank in relationship to your survival. That means that a bad experience produces a much stronger memory than a good experience. The reason is simple. If you experience something unpleasant or potentially threatening, your brain says to itself… “I… Continue Reading

The Dreams That You Dream

The Dreams That You Dream

Sometimes I dream in the day.  I dream about different possibilities and exciting adventures. When I was young I used to dream of getting my own horse. I would see myself riding that horse along the side of the road next to our car as we drove to various destinations.  Me and my horse would… Continue Reading