Category: Anxiety

Ambition – Goal Setting #3

Have you ever felt itchy in your soul? Maybe it’s a sense of restlessness. Perhaps you feel not-quite-good-enough, and you fear that people are judging you. Or it could be a niggling conviction that you must be missing something, because the people around you seem to be succeeding in life while you’re floundering.

Not Good Enough

For me, the biggest itch in my soul over the years has been a sense of insufficiency. I haven't felt “good enough”.

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Frustration – Goal Setting #2

Frustration is part of the chronic illness package. Living with an uncooperative body and/or mind is not easy. Has your level of frustration lessened or increased over the years – or does it fluctuate? I thought mine was lessening, but after my Forgettable New Year’s Eve I’d say it fluctuates…

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Anxiety – Goal Setting #1

This mini-series isn't about how to set goals; it's about how frustrating and confusing goal setting can be. So if you cringed at the very mention of goal setting in the title, you can now release those butterflies from your belly and read this post in peace!

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Waiting – How to Stand “Strong”

I’ve been doing a lot of waiting lately… Waiting for the next doctor’s appointment. Waiting on pathology results. Waiting to see if new treatments will work. Most days I’m ok with the waiting. But occasionally a wave of “what-ifs” makes me wobble and topple into a teary heap. Even when we’re trying our best to …

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The Terrible Trio of Grief (Psalm 23)

Depression and anxiety often to go hand-in-hand with grief, particularly in the early days after diagnosis (or other traumatic life event). It's normal to experience depression when we're grieving...I've lost so much! Who am I now?? I'm such a burden...

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