Tags archives: anxiety

  • Rhett Smith Podcast 22: Facing Transitions Stage by Stage

  • About 15 years ago as I was reading through the Bible a specific passage jumped out at me and forever changed my life. I remember the moment 15 years ago...that's how powerful this simple little verse was. The verse read: "From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded." -- Exodus 17:1 I was captivated by this idea that God journ[...]
  • The Launching of Thriiive Practices

  • This summer my family and I spent 8 days with a couple of other families in Colorado. It was an amazing time of adventure and community as we spent our days white water river rafting, ropes courses, hiking, trail running, and spending quality time with one another. But one of the things that I really appreciated about the trip was being able to watch others, especially my kids, push their limi[...]
  • Scary Close: My 4 Part Video Book Review of Donald Miller's New Book

  • Back in the beginning of December, my friend Tyler Davis Jones mailed me a copy of Donald Miller's new book Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy. Tyler picked it up at the Storyline Conference he attended. I was so thankful to get this great gift from him, and I plowed through the book in two days. Scary Close contains all the essential elements that lead to one's personal a[...]
  • Running as an Antidote for Anxiety and Depression

  • I love running! It has completely changed my life. I have loved running since I was a little kid. I loved running and playing with friends. I loved field day and running the sprints and the longer races. I ran track in high school. But somewhere along the way running became a bit of drudgery. Something I just did to stay in shape. But that changed in 2005 when my brother asked me to run t[...]
  • "What's the Difference Between Anxiety and Worry?"

  • "What's the difference between anxiety and worry?" That was the question posed to me the other day. It's such a great question, and honestly, I don't know if anyone has ever asked me that question before, which is sort of surprising in light of all the talk on worry and anxiety these days. Just go to Amazon and type in worry or anxiety and see where that gets you. These searches are under Chri[...]
  • The Importance of Breath Work in Dealing With Our Anxiety

  • One of the most important tools in helping anxiety is often one of the most underrated and underutilized. And that is breathing. And I think it's often overlooked because we take breathing for granted. It's something we do all day long without much thought. So the idea of having to practice breathing sounds crazy to many people. But it's interesting that the word for anxiety in Latin, "ange[...]