Where do you place your worries?

There is a popular sixties song titled “Cast your fate to the wind”. This popular song speaks of  a man who simply lives his life as a sailor on a boat, who allows the wind to take him wherever it may. A verse of this song goes like this:
“You shift your course along the breeze
Won’t sail up wind on memories
The empty sky is your best friend
And you just cast your fate to the wind”

This seems to be the motto of many today. I can especially see this view having much relevance in mental health. Though I disagree with the overall premise of this song, I see how its ideology can help those struggling with anxiety. You may be wondering; how can you disagree while also agreeing? I answer that by saying that I don’t think that the concept is utterly wrong, rather than a cheap counterfeit.

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I Do Not Have It All Together

We live in an age where every individual has the ability to have a significantly large public life. The word is small; celebrities are no longer untouchables, and nothing is private. However, as public as our lives may be, we have certain control over what our public lives look like, and they do not always match with reality.

Many people portray their lives to be as great as possible. They will purposely shout their successes while neglecting any reality of failure, hurt, or strife. Just because we are able to edit it out of our public lives, doesn’t eliminate suffering’s existence. As great as my life may seem online…

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Is Not Life More? Thoughts About Combating Anxiety.

Pray.

Move.

Refocus.

Beating anxiety, I know, easier said than done. I agree, I do not think that there is ever going to be a “quick fix” for overcoming anxiety. It is long, it is tough, and it takes determination.  My aim in writing this blog post today is to be a reminder to those of us who struggle with anxiety in one form or another. No one experiences anxiety exactly the same. There are certainly similarities, but from my experience and understanding, no one else exactly can describe what you feel and go through. Because of this, no one’s path out of constant anxiety is the same either. Continue reading