Anxiety is a fear of fear

Opening Up To Fear

Five years ago, I gave the commencement speech at the graduation for my master’s degree program. In front of an audience of 300+, I announced that I had struggled with debilitating anxiety attacks that made it hard for me to leave my house. It was a mix of terror and relief to have that dark […]

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Ain’t You Tired Yet?

“You a Godless woman! Ain’t you tired yet, Miss Hilly? Ain’t you tired?” – Aibilene, “The Help”* I finally did it. I bit the bullet and watched “The Help” this weekend. I realize I am far behind the rest of the world on this, but knowing the subject matter was segregation I was resistant to

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Words To Live By

Just Show Up

I am coming off a very fun high school reunion weekend. It was great to see people from my past, catch up, and share some laughs. But, the event did not come without its challenges. There was an undercurrent of fear throughout the room. Some friends shared their worry with me directly, others’ angst was

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