Posts Tagged ‘anxiety’

How a Car Crash Helped My Anxiety

Wow, Bekah. You’re so strong! How are you holding it together? How do you keep going?  It’s a series of questions I’ve received a lot over the last 5 years. My husband’s chronic illness has  filled that time with surgeries, ICU stays, and a lot of really heavy moments. I had a few typical answers to that question like: “I cry in my car a lot!” But the actual answer was that I wasn’t holding… … Continue reading

An Honest Conversation About Postpartum Depression

Talking about your struggles is always easier with a friend. After releasing a video about my postpartum depression, I sat down with Bekah (from the midday show on WayFM) to dig a little deeper. We cover everything from why I decided to share such a personal story to how you can identify if you are dealing with postpartum depression. If you missed my story of postpartum depression, you can find it here:    … Continue reading

Postpartum Depression: Joy’s Story

Motherhood is hard. You’ve heard that before, but no one can prepare you for postpartum depression. It seems to be the topic that moms only whisper about under their breath. Hardly anyone wants to admit to dealing with postpartum depression. Somehow it makes you feel like a bad mom and we don’t need to add to the mom guilt we already feel (am I right?) The taboo around this topic is why I wanted to… … Continue reading

5 Ways to Handle Anxiety in 2021

62% of Americans feel more anxious now than they did a year ago. If you clicked on this, I’m guessing you fit into that percentage. Something about the craziness of a global pandemic and all the other emotional things that we’ve faced over the last year truly stir up uncertainty and anxiety. I can feel it building in the pit of my stomach. When my palms get sweaty and my chest gets tight, I know… … Continue reading

Facing Anxiety with Becky Thompson

Is anxiety normal? How can I tell what I’m dealing with is anxiety? Does this mean I’m broken? Becky Thompson from the Midnight Mom Devotional sat down with us to talk about the stigma of anxiety in the church and how we can face it. … Continue reading

Using My Senses

Talking to a friend one night, she asked me, “Betty, have you ever heard the audible voice of God? How do you know for sure it’s Him speaking and not just you making things up?” It’s been a few years now since I had that conversation, and still, her question has stuck with me. At 9-years-old, I was saved and then baptized at the little Baptist church my parents raised me in. At that time… … Continue reading

Big Daddy Weave on How to Find Peace in the Midst of a Pandemic

Anxiety seems to be what most people are feeling these days as the coronavirus is spreading, but experiencing peace is possible! Mike from Big Daddy Weave is staying home and quarantining himself just like the rest of us. He breaks down the verses that he needs right now in Philippians 4: 5-6 and how following them is the perfect recipe for peace during this time!   Hear more from Big Daddy Weave in their latest… … Continue reading

21 Songs to Combat Coronavirus Anxiety

Coronavirus has come with a lot of anxiety for many of us. The next time you’re feeling fearful, crank up these songs to remember where your Hope is found: 1. Bethel Music – “Raise a Hallelujah” I’m gonna sing in the middle of the storm–louder and louder. You’re gonna hear my praises roar! 2. Switch – “Symphony” Even in the madness, there is peace drowning out the voices all around me. Through all of this… … Continue reading

3 Tools To Help You Manage Your Anxiety

Your heart rate speeds up and suddenly it is a struggle to fill your lungs with air. Your mind is racing and your palms feel sweaty. Due to CBD’s rising popularity, a number of studies have examined it as a treatment for anxiety. A 2011 study showed that CBD reduced anxiety and discomfort during public speaking in people with social anxiety disorder. Another 2011 study found that CBD reduced anxiety symptoms in people with social anxiety disorder. In case you suffer from this condition, check the CBN tincture you… … Continue reading