It starts off small; it’s just one, little nagging thought. From that little niggle stems another one or two, and before you know what’s happening your brain is a storm of worry. It’s draining you both physically and mentally. Worry creates chaos, just like that, from one small thought.Continue reading When Worry Takes Over
Anxiety Disorders and related conditions arise from problems in how people see the world and in how their minds and bodies communicate. As a result, few problems related to chronic feelings of anxiety or anxiety attacks can be resolved by diet and lifestyle changes.
However, there are some substances that can worsen symptoms of anxiety disorders and related conditions, or even mimic their symptoms. Removing these substances from your diet might help to ease symptoms. If you are suffering from anxiety disorders or related conditions, you should work with your healthcare provider to be sure that you are adequately managing your condition.Continue reading Anxiety and Addictions
It’s early. You slept in because you struggled to get to sleep last night. You rush around trying to get yourself (and children) ready for the day ahead. Maybe you feel as though there’s something stuck in your chest like you didn’t swallow properly, but you haven’t actually eaten anything because who has the time, right?
You’re finding it difficult to breathe and you’re wondering if you have asthma. Then a wave of nausea crashes over you and heat rushes from your head to your toes. You are now convinced that you’re having a heart attack.
For some people, this feeling passes and they laugh off the fact that they thought it was serious. Others will go straight to the ER believing they are about to die. The situation is serious either way. This is anxiety.Continue reading Getting to the Cause of Your Anxiety
When most people say that they have anxiety, they are usually describing a condition they have been diagnosed with.
The truth is that anxiety isn’t a condition, it is a feeling. It can be symptomatic of a number of different conditions including but not limited to a group of disorders called anxiety disorders. On the other hand, it’s a natural emotion that is normal and healthy to feel from time to time.Continue reading What is Anxiety?
Meditations for Lent
from St. Thomas Aquinas.
Translated by Father Philip Hughes, 1937.
Tuesday, Mar 5: Our Lord is Scourged
Ash Wednesday, Mar 6: Death
Thursday, Mar 7: Fasting
Friday, Mar 8: The Crown of Thorns
Saturday, Mar 9: The Grain of Wheat
Sunday, Mar 10: It Was Fitting That Christ Should Be Tempted
Monday, Mar 11: Christ Had to be Tempted in the Desert
Tuesday, Mar 12: Christ Underwent Every Kind of Suffering
Wednesday, Mar 13: How Great Was the Sorrow of Our Lord in His Passion?
Thursday, Mar 14: It Was Fitting That Christ Should Be Crucified With the Thieves
Friday, Mar 15: The Feast of the Holy Lance and the Nails of Our Lord
Saturday, Mar 16: The Love if God Shown in the Passion of Christ
Sunday, Mar 17: God the Father Delivered Christ to His Passion
Friday, Mar 22: Feast of the Holy Winding Sheet
Saturday, Mar 23: The Passion of Christ Wrought Our Salvation by Redeeming Us
Sunday, Mar 24: It is the Passion of Christ That Has Freed Us From Sin
Monday, Mar 25: The Passion of Christ Has Delivered Us From the Devil
Tuesday, Mar 26: Christ is Truly Our Redeemer
Wednesday, Mar 27: The Price of Our Redemption
Thursday, Mar 28: The Preaching of the Samaritan Woman
Saturday, Mar 30: The Passion of Christ Reconciles Us to God
Sunday, Mar 31: Christ by His Passion Opened to Us the Gates of Heaven
Monday, Apr 1: Christ by His Passion Merited to be Exalted
Tuesday, Apr 2: The Example of Christ Crucified
Wednesday, Apr 3: The Divine Friend
Thursday, Apr 4: The Death of Lazarus
Friday, Apr 5: The Precious Blood
Sunday, Apr 7: The Passion of Christ
Monday, Apr 8: The Passion of Christ is a Remedy Against Sin
Tuesday, Apr 9: The Burial of Christ
Wednesday, Apr 10: On Being Buried Spiritually
Thursday, Apr 11: Which is the Greatest Sign of His Love Our Lord Has Given Us?
Friday, Apr 12: Our Lady’s Suffering in the Passion
Saturday, Apr 13: How We, Each of Us, Should Wash One Another’s Feet
Sunday, Apr 14: Christ’s Passion Serves Us as an Example
Monday, Apr 15: It is Necessary that We Be Wholly Clean
Tuesday, Apr 16: Christ Preparing to Wash the Apostle’s Feet
Wednesday, Apr 17: Three Things are Symbolised by the Washing of the Feet
Thursday, Apr 18: The Last Supper
Friday, Apr 19: The Death of Christ
Saturday, Apr 20: Why Our Lord Went Down to Limbo
Do you suffer from anxiety? I’ve had issues for most of my life, but it has been worse over the last five years. Some days are worse than others. My symptoms can vary from day to day.
I am still on the path to recovery. I have found some verses to be helpful which I will share over the coming days.Continue reading Anxiety
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” – Romans 8:26, NIV Continue reading When There Are No Words
Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.” – Genesis 24:12, NIV Continue reading Asking for Wisdom
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14, NIV Continue reading Prayer Warrior
“Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.” – Luke 18:1, NIV Continue reading The Persistent Widow