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Tag: mental health

This is what I want you to know about my depression

This is what I want you to know about my depression

It can be risky to publish posts like last week’s. But lately God has been granting me more and more opportunities to speak up about my struggle with mental illness. This truth has helped tie authentic relationships even tighter, while allowing me to seek help and […]

Hanging Out My Dirty Laundry

Hanging Out My Dirty Laundry

Growing up I heard a saying: don’t air your dirty laundry. We were taught to handle our scandal behind the scenes, smile, brush the bumps from our ponytails and conquer the world. I believe it is a generational thing, keeping the struggles behind closed doors. […]

Cardio-Induced Panic Attacks are Real—Here’s How to Manage Them

Cardio-Induced Panic Attacks are Real—Here’s How to Manage Them

It was just another Tuesday night at the indoor cycling studio when it happened. I stepped off my instructor bike to bid my clients goodbye, slapping sweaty high-fives on their way out. Suddenly I was overcome by a deadening squeeze in my chest and an […]