Tags archives: anxiety

  • 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[...]
  • What Thinking Patterns Fuel Your Anxiety

  • “The average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950’s.” (Dr. Richard Leahy -- quoted by Mick Ukleja in the article 7 Thinking Patterns That Contribute to Anxiety) Many of you know that I believe anxiety can be a great opportunity and catalyst for growth in our lives -- in fact, I just recorded a short video about this yesterday. [...]
  • Anxiety Reimagined: Could Anxiety Be a Friend in Your Life to Help You Grow?

  • "If God had not meant for me to be anxious, then He would have called me to some other vocation that didn't require weekly preaching, an activity that was a constant reminder of my ongoing struggle with stuttering. What if, instead, God wanted me to be anxious? What is He was wanting me to lean into Him and be dependent upon His strength, rather than my weakness Rather than running away from it[...]
  • Stuck in an Anxiety Rut

  • "Looking back at our families of origin and remembering these details can be a scary process for many people. Sometimes we are not quite sure what we will discover or remember, and that can leave us feeling anxious. That is normal. When we look back, and really try to sort through our relationships and experiences with our family, the intention is not to place blame or punish others. One of the th[...]
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