Posts Tagged ‘anxiety’

Learning to Take a Breath with Kirsten Watson

As a mom to 7 and a wife to a professional NFL player, Kirsten Watson has had her share of stressful moments. In her new book, “Sis, Take a Breath” she shares encouragement for the woman who is trying to live and love well, but secretly just wants to take a nap. Kirsten feels like the big sister we all need. She shares how to find time for your relationship with God, learning to say… … Continue reading

How to Break Up With Worry

“How am I going to do this?” The thought rang through my mind as I stood washing dishes alone late at night. My husband was out of town, my kid was super sick, and I had a full plate at work. I was overwhelmed and immediately my thoughts when to the “what ifs.” “What if my son gets super sick in the middle of the night?” “What if I can’t go to work tomorrow? I’m… … Continue reading

Getting Out of the Darkness of Depression with Mandisa

If you’re struggling today, you’re not in this alone. Depression and anxiety hit so many people, regardless of your faith, and it can be hard to know what to do when it comes. Mandisa is no stranger to that concept and has been so open and honest in sharing her story of how God helped pull her out of a season of deep depression. She joined the Holy Mess Podcast to talk all things mental… … Continue reading

5 Ways to Handle Anxiety in 2022

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 pandemic and all the other emotional things that we’ve faced 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 I am about to have an anxiety… … Continue reading

When You’re Facing a Tough Decision

I am the most indecisive person I know….at least, I think I am. Maybe I’m not. On top of that, I am a chronic people pleaser. Add those things together, and you can imagine the anxiety I accidentally carry around most days when it comes to making decisions.  This was obvious again recently when we had an illness outbreak in our office. My husband has a chronic illness and is immunocompromised, so we’ve had to… … Continue reading

Finding Rest From Anxiety with Jon Seidl

If you are ready to find some rest from your anxiety, this conversation is for you! Jon Seidl is a professional storyteller who decided it was time to share his own story after being diagnosed with anxiety and OCD. Jon has worked with Kirk Cameron, Glen Beck, and even Chip Gaines. Jon’s #1 bestselling book, “Finding Rest: A Survivor’s Guide to Navigating the Valleys of Anxiety, Faith, and Life” shares the hope in a diagnosis… … Continue reading

Advice on Dealing with Postpartum Depression

If you or someone you love has ever dealt with Postpartum Depression there are so many unknowns. After sharing my own struggles after the birth of my son, I wanted to talk to a professional and get some questions answered. Counselor Kristin Mize, LCSW shares helpful advice on how to recognize Postpartum Depression/Anxiety and even how to be a good friend to someone who’s walking through it. To hear from Joy’s own journey with postpartum… … Continue reading

Max Lucado Teaches Us How to Handle Anxiety

We all deal with anxiety to some extent, but Max Lucado discovered that anxiety is particularly crippling for preteens. So Lucado took his best selling book, “Anxious For Nothing” and crafted it specifically for teens. He shares wisdom on dealing with anxiety before it takes over our lives. The advice Lucado shares is not only fit for preteens, but is truth we all  need and can apply to our lives as adults as well!  … … Continue reading

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