As we prepare to get together with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving, feelings of anxiety and fear is normal. Being with family is not always a peaceful happy time for some.
Since the 80’s, we have thought that building a strong self-esteem was key to mental and emotional health. Now studies are showing that self-esteem can actually be dangerous.
Has anyone ever told you, “you’re reaping what you’ve sowed”? It’s true that some things that happen to us are a direct result of something we have done. However, that is not always the case.
Anxiety and depression can steal our joy. It can stop us from doing the things we love, and impede on our daily activities including sleep, appetite, and overall peace. It can also have negative effects on our relationships, and even our faith. Living with anxiety is not always living. Sometimes, it’s barely surviving.