Body Dysmorphia is a complicated thing. It is a mental disorder that causes a person to see flaws that may not be there or emphasize something that doesn’t look perfect by the ridiculous beauty standards of society towards one’s body. I was taught to hate my body since I was thirteen years old, which means … Continue reading Make It a Different Experience
Day 25- I am grateful for the help of my husband and daughter as I recover from oral surgery. As I get older, the length of my recovery seems longer. I realize how fortunate I am to have people near to help me. Day 26- Thanksgiving is today in America. This holiday is about reflecting … Continue reading November Thankful
I saw this Instagram post from @thefemalewarhol. This quote shot me right through the heart. Many times when we feel lonely, we devalue our worth to be noticed. This can happen with a romantic interest, at work, with friends, or in a family dynamic. Friend, it isn't worth it. May your eyes open and see … Continue reading Don’t Cheapen Yourself!
A couple of months ago, I bit down on a Werther's Original Chewy Caramel and my entire dental bridge came out. At that moment, my mind became anxious and started to run with the scenarios of major dental work and cost. And for those who know me well, know how much I hate dental work. … Continue reading Take a Moment to See How Far You’ve Come
My faith was shaken today. I cursed at God. I told Him, I don’t want to believe in Him anymore. More unpleasant words flew out of my mouth, and tears streamed down my cheeks. Yesterday, my husband and I got into an argument on our walk with the dog. I saw huge amounts of dog … Continue reading Self-Discovery in Quarantine
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not … Continue reading Everyone’s Journey is Different
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalms 147:3 Certain situations rile me up with anxiety. A visit to the dentist guarantees an anxiety attack. It would upset me that I couldn’t go to the dentist without an issue. The shame was real. I would ask myself, “why couldn’t I get past this?” … Continue reading Making Waves
“We destroy thoughts and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God and take every thought captive to obey Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 What do you do with your thoughts in times of uncertainty? Are they helpful or harmful? Unfortunately, my thoughts have been unhealthy. Those anxious thoughts affect me mentally and physically. I … Continue reading How to Manage Anxious Thoughts