Previously, I touched on how I'm able to go to San Diego Comic-Con every year despite my sometimes crippling anxiety. I also mentioned how I often struggle with depression. So, how does San Diego Comic-Con help me deal with my depression? Everything SDCC has to offer can be a welcome distraction from life in general, … Continue reading Fighting Depression with SDCC Art
I am usually a quiet person. I'll contribute to a conversation, maybe offer a snarky remark or two, but I usually prefer to listen. Think of me as the "Chandler Bing" of my group of friends. There are, however, a few topics I am passionate about and will get me talking: Penn State San Diego … Continue reading Ignorance is NOT Bliss with Mental Illness
I realize I'm a day late with this, but I thought I would throw my own 9/11 post out there, too. On September 11, 2001, I was an Operations Specialist in the U.S. Navy onboard the U.S.S. HIGGINS (DDG-76). We were underway off the coast of Southern California en route to Naval Weapons Station Seal … Continue reading My 9/11 Memories
The first verse of Psalm 12 is a thought that has crossed my mind more often than not. How often do we retreat within ourselves when our anxiety and depression are taking over our thoughts? We hear the lies our anxiety and depression tell us, and what's worse, we believe them. No one loves you. … Continue reading Psalm 12:1
https://www.instagram.com/p/BY1O7h6ADVJ/?taken-by=beatanxiety.me Ryan Light posted this earlier, and it got me thinking. His philosophy is that everything we carry with us is part of our story, so who would we be without a part of it? For me, anxiety is a big part of my story. So, who would I be without my anxiety? Lets look … Continue reading Who Would I Be without My Anxiety?
David Lynch's masterpiece, Twin Peaks: The Return, just finished its triumphant run this past Sunday. After 18 episodes, I am still trying to wrap my head around what I saw. It was less television and more Gothic art in motion on my TV. What I am sure of, though, is that it was beautiful, and … Continue reading Who Is the Dreamer?
If you know me at all, you know I served in the United States Navy for eight years. In that time, I met and served proudly with many fine men and women. This week, I learned that one of those women tried to take her own life because she was losing her battle with PTSD. … Continue reading No One Left Behind [Updated]
I am a Christian. I am proud to be a Christian. Those statements are becoming more and more difficult to make, particularly in public. The so-called "prosperity gospel" and the false prophets who promote it spew teachings that promote wealth and success over grace and love. This is not what Jesus taught us. The prosperity … Continue reading Joel Osteen – America’s False Prophet
If you've ever met me or spoken to me for five minutes (maybe less), you'll know that I love San Diego Comic-Con. For 51 weeks a year, I pretend to be a normal, well-adjusted person (stop laughing). For one glorious week in July, I get to let my geek flag fly proudly when I immerse … Continue reading Do San Diego Comic-Con and Anxiety Go Together?
Another topic that was suggested to me recently was that of the double bind. Having never heard the term before, my first thought was, "Huh? What's that?" After looking it up, I realized it is all too personal and perfectly describes what I often put my loved ones through. Let's start by defining the double … Continue reading The Double Bind Scenario