Through the Waters

How to Deal With Stress

I write this as we near the one-year mark of the COVID global pandemic in the United States. By most accounts, stress levels seem to be through the roof. What can we do?

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Did You Have a Panic Attack? Here Are 13 Symptoms

I wouldn't wish a panic attack upon my worst enemy. It is one of the most intense physiological experiences a human being can have.

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How to Find a Therapist

Finding a therapist who is a good fit for you can certainly be challenging. Finding someone you feel comfortable talking to and inviting into your life can be a sensitive and vulnerable process.

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A Time to Keep Silence

Silhoutte of a woman standing in front of sunset
Photo Credit: Oscar Ivan Esquivel Arteaga

Sometimes, silence is golden.

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven... a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak..." (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7)

Over the past few years, I've become very passionate about how silence can be complicity. It depends on the situation, but silence can be complicity in the face of injustice that we could speak out against or act against. This is definitely a time to speak. It's surprising, then, that I find myself writing about the flip side of the coin today: there is a time to keep silence.

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Voting With Our Lives

The Anonymous Pedestrians sculpture in Wroclaw, Poland - A sculpture of people walking out from underground to above ground
Photo Credit: Andrew Petcher's photo of
The Anonymous Pedestrians in Wroclaw, Poland

We have our say.

Question is, will we let our lives speak and what will they say?

 

Leave It Better Than You Found It

Growing up, I participated in Girl Scouts for a few years. Somewhere along the line, I remember learning this Girl Scouts mantra: "Leave it better than you found it." That meant that, if we were doing an activity at a picnic table, we cleaned up our own mess that we made but we also cleaned up any other messes in the surrounding area and improved or beautified that space to the extent that we could.

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