Lena Derhally’s Washington Post article on parental anxiety

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Anxiety is a daily challenge for many people. A special kind of anxiety can creep up when one becomes a parent. This article in the Washington Post by Lena Derhally discusses how becoming a parent can heighten anxieties when bad things happen but overcoming these fears takes precedence in order … Continue reading

A New Year, a New Grace, a New You!

I preached from the lectionary text John 1:1-18 on the last Sunday of 2014.  The text introduces Jesus within the context of the Word: “14 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of … Continue reading

Six Signs that Stress Effects You Physically

Because of the pressures put on us by others (and ourselves!), stress has become imminent.  We’ve filled our days with activities and loaded ourselves down with expectations. Occasionally in times of serious stress, our symptoms can turn physical. The important thing is to recognize these symptoms and combat them with … Continue reading

How Can Stress Affect Your Relationship

 Relationships are like roller coasters, they all go through their highs and lows.  What can make for even more low periods than normal is stress.  Stress can take an incredible toll on two people that are committed to each other and turn it into a rough experience.    Stress can come … Continue reading

Stress-Producing Stress

Define “stress.” Most people would define stress as an overall negative feeling. What kind of feeling, exactly? Stress might feel like: anger worry sadness being overwhelmed despair shock exhaustion pressure busyness irritation fear distraction confusion etc…   In other words, stress is an actual, definable emotion, not just a vague, … Continue reading

In Appreciation of Attachment Parenting

Attachment parenting is a term coined by pediatrician and father William Sears. A number of attachment parenting bloggers like this wiki definition of attachment parenting, and so do I: Attachment parenting is a parenting philosophy based on the principles of attachment theory in developmental psychology.  According to attachment theory, the … Continue reading

Vindication:Why We Feel The Need & What We Can Do About It

My latest blog I wrote for Pamela’s Punch, Vindication: Why We Feel The Need & What We Can Do About It,  explores how vindication and healing go together. Why is vindication so important in being able to move on? How can we move forward even without vindication or justice?

How lack of flexibility and acceptance lead to anxiety

I recently wrote a blog post titled Happiness: Accepting and Embracing the Unknown for Pamela’s Punch.  It discusses how to let go, how to know when to let go, and to make decisions in life that you can fully accept.  Hopefully practicing these things will lead to a happier and … Continue reading

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