While the storms roll in and out of our town for weeks I’ve been helping my friends through their own storms. It’s been a very trying time for a good amount of my loved ones and helping them through has been difficult. You never want to see the people you care for struggle, but depression & anxiety are very real. I’m fortunate that they are able to come to me and seek comfort, answers, advice and guidance... Prayer. Yáhll we’re praying hard over here!
Anxiety & Depression are best friends. My starting this business has never been about me being psychic, my premonitions, or even tarot. It has always been about bringing light to the darkness of mental health issues. I’ve taken a month away from writing this blog to focus on them and, although I have tried to keep up with the business’ social media - I have to admit, it’s taken a back seat. (As it should.) Anxiety & Depression have been working overtime and we must work harder to bring attention to the resources to combat it. We must stay close to those that we know are struggling, helping them through. Again- I’m not a Doctor/Psychiatrist or trained professional. I’m just a survivor. Anxiety and depression are both very serious and there’s no quick fix for anyone because it’s caused by experiences, sometimes unexpectedly, that life brings to our door. Every day you have to choose to be positive and rise above the negative thoughts and actions that allow you to simmer in that state of being. Recognizing it in the moment is important. *For me* I feel the shift and recognize the destructive behavior fairly quickly and go into evaluation mode- do I need time at the piano to heal myself through my music because my heart is hurt? Do I need to bake and lose myself in a new recipe for comfort? Do I need to steam out my tightly stressed muscles in a long warm shower? Can my bestie offer comfort? Need to escape into a book/my writing? Am I meditating within Jax’s puppy cuddles? Or do we need to break out the big guns and pray? Yes! I have a list. No one is immune to the ups and downs of life, rich or poor. Everyone needs to assemble an arsenal of their own to get through. That’s the goal- get through & keep your faith strong. Find those things that soothe your emotions until you’re able to accept JOY in your heart again. If you need professional help as nothing is pulling you out of your misery it’s a sign of strength to ask for help.
JOY will come.