My new normal

You may have noticed that this blog has been fairly radio silent for the last few months. Trust me, it wasn’t for lack of desire. There have been many things that I’ve wanted to write about, but I just… couldn’t. Back in January, I became sick. I had no idea what was going on, only that I was nauseous, couldn’t get out of bed, had heart pain, was losing weight at an incredibly rapid rate, would wake up drenched in sweat which would stay with me all day, and generally felt awful. After multiple tests of every sort it was finally determined that it was severe anxiety. I had never been diagnosed with anxiety before and it took me a long time before I allowed myself to believe that all of these debilitating and very real physical symptoms were cause by “just” anxiety.

And yet they were.

So, for the last few months I have been adjusting to what I call my “new normal.” It’s been a roller coaster of medication, therapy, exercise, acupuncture, and more. It’s been learning how to live my life with new feelings and thought patterns and not feel overwhelmed or guilty or sad that it probably won’t be quite the same anymore.

Me & Matzy. Our daily walks have been incredibly helpful

Me & Matzy. Our daily walks have been incredibly helpful

And, I’ve been writing about it. Parenting site Kveller gave me the space to write a 5 post miniseries on my anxiety. Feel free to read up and dig in to the details (both dark and light) of everything that’s been going on:

#1 Facing Anxiety as a Mother, Wife & Woman

#2 Public Meltdowns: When They Happen to You, Not Your Kid

#3 Parenting With Anxiety: Embracing My New Normal

#4 I’m Losing Weight Because of My Anxiety & I Hate It

#5 Writing About My Anxiety Made Me Realize I’m Not Alone

 

As I navigate this new normal, I will do my best to be more cognizant of updating this blog, but please know you can always find me tweeting @TheMamafesto and writing weekly for both SheKnows and The Frisky.

While I know everyone’s journey is different, especially when it comes to anxiety, I’m always up to hearing about things that have helped you, and I’m not above trying anything at least once to see if it will help, so feel free to share!

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  1. THE BIBLE TRUMPS PREACHERS BY STEVE FINNELL

    Should you trust the Bible or preachers?

    Billy Graham said you do not have to believe in Jesus to be part of the body of Christ. (SEE: U-Tube “Robert Schuller and Billy Graham speaking with wide acceptance)

    John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

    Do you trust preacher Billy Graham or Jesus?

    Billy Graham teaches that water baptism is not essential to be saved.

    Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved…..

    Do you trust Jesus or Billy Graham?

    Do you want to put your faith in Billy Graham and others who deny the words of Jesus or do you want to trust Jesus, God’s word, the Scriptures, the BIBLE.

    GOD DOES NOT PREACH FALSE DOCTRINE. GOD WILL NOT LEAD YOU ASTRAY. WHY WOULD YOU PUT YOUR FAITH IN PREACHERS, BOOKS WRITTEN BY PREACHERS, CREED BOOKS, AND CATECHISMS?

    WHY NOT JUST TRUST THE BIBLE?
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