Drowning

Lately, I’ve been drowning In a raging sea of thrashing thoughts, which unceasingly crash against the Rock. My propensity for intensity fuels the surge of water; my fears and anxieties accumulate into sky scraping waves, and at the crest…the white foam of my emotions that spill out upon the shore, upon impact. Let me just tell you…it’s hard work drowning. You have to…

Trust Fall

Do you trust me? Ultimately, that’s the question we answer in the five seconds prior to falling back into the arms of someone standing behind us, promising not to let our body slam against the floor. It’s called a trust fall. Have you ever done this? With a friend? With a sibling? With a stranger?…

Let’s go for a walk

Today, a friend of mine called me from Europe. He and another friend are backpacking the continent right; so as you can imagine, they’ve been doing a lot of walking.  I should preface: my friend has a bulging disc, which from time to time causes him biting pain. So, I asked the obvious, “How’s your back feeling?” “It…

Whatsoever Things are True: Thoughts on Anxiety

These past two weeks, I found out more than I ever wanted to know about this ill-fitting cloak labeled anxiety. I wore drooping eyes, wrinkled lines of worry, and a thick, blinding, unbearably heavy garment. Many times, I’ve talked with friends about their fears and troubles. I’ve attempted a couple mini intervention sessions. I’ve given pep talks. I’ve given…