Poor little Zoë faced her first major rejection today at school. This evening she struggled to fall asleep because she was worried the same thing would happen tomorrow. We talked about it. We prayed about it. But she still felt sad, and my mummy heart was hurting for her. Then came the idea. I grabbedContinue reading “The worry stone”
Category Archives: anxiety
You shall know your ‘shoulds’ and your ‘coulds’ shall set you free
Find yourself thinking ‘I should’ an awful lot these days?
I should be enjoying home schooling…
I should be half a stone lighter…
I should be keeping in touch more with friends and family…
Maybe there’s a more helpful approach …
Living a #nofilter life: who are we when no one is watching?
We are made to be instruments not ornaments.
We are made for connection over making good impressions.
We were made for service above self-promotion.
When Good Enough is Perfectly Good Enough
Maybe, just maybe, today you need to hear that you are ‘good enough’, and that – all things considered – you are quite simply ‘perfect’ for the family and friends God has gifted you with. ❤️
Screen fatigue and digital addiction: a family experiment
We’re all tired of screens, but we’re all also addicted to them. It’s making us sick. And tired, too. Here’s three tips for beating the digital blues.
How to get through a pandemic: Just do the next right thing
How can we get through the uncertainty of the next few months?
… Start by doing something, when you feel you can do nothing
… Do what’s in front of you, rather than worrying about what’s ahead of you
… Do the right thing, and the next right thing will happen.
Back to school 2020/2021: burst bubbles and brave steps.
When all this is over, you will tell your children how brave you have been…
Facing your demons: fighting fear with courage
Africa by night can be chillingly haunting. The shriek of a witch doctor performing a curse. The moans of a child hallucinating with malaria. The bloodcurdling screeching and droning chants of cultish groups performing exorcisms.
Waiting well: an ‘operation’ in emotional resilience
Reality is, I feel anything but resilient right now. But resilience isn’t really about how you feel, is it? Resilience is about how you respond.
The anxious parent: How to stop catastrophizing under stress
Eden is such a random wee article. She’s always been one to keep us guessing. Yesterday, I caught her red-handed with a spoon and a jar of chocolate spread. Let’s just say that wasn’t much left to go round. I wasn’t really bothered- that’s normal kid behaviour right? I told her off, then smiled toContinue reading “The anxious parent: How to stop catastrophizing under stress”