I've been feeling very overwhelmed with all of the changes and obstacles in my life these days, so I've decided that it is time to make a gratitude list. No matter how dreary life gets, I want to remember that there are always things to be grateful for. These are just a few of the … Continue reading Counting Blessings
For those of you who don't know, Weight Watchers has come out with a new program called Kurbo where children as young as 8 years old can download the app and start a weight-loss program. Obviously everyone will have their own opinion about this, and that's okay. But I just thought that I would share … Continue reading Weight Watching Children: My Experience
I inherited my father's Norwegian feet: short, wide, flat, and with an extra squatty big toe. I think it was in the first or second grade when people started making fun of my short, fat big toe. I was so incredibly embarrassed that I stopped wearing any form of sandal or open toed shoe for … Continue reading Troll Feet
Growing up with emotional troubles often made me feel like I did not fit well into the Christian mold and fold. However, looking back on it, it was not at all my religious beliefs that made life more difficult. My faith makes things easier. It gives me hope and helps me to feel close … Continue reading A Troubled Christian Mind
Like many others in the world, I have struggled with low self-esteem for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, there have been many times that my feelings of worthlessness have built up so much that I cannot bear to be in my own skin. The negative judgments that I have been told or thought … Continue reading Life Lesson #2: That’s a person.
I felt so good last week. For three days straight I was full of energy and feeling more positive than ever. I would go to work and school and then go home and do as much as I could. I painted, drew, planted, cleaned, shopped, cooked, and made lists. I felt like I had to … Continue reading The Bad Days Make the Good Days Sweeter
Sifa and broke up a lot before we got married. While that's probably pretty normal it was an ordeal for the both of us. I loved Sifa but anxiety kept overtaking me and it often ended in me breaking up with him. I had told him about my emotional struggles at the beginning of our … Continue reading How Medication Saved My Relationship