You Are Not Your Anxiety

You Are Not Your Anxiety

This is a guest post from Amy Brinton of amymbrinton.com The colors, the feelings, the sounds—everything about my first anxiety attack is still so real. It was Spring Break, and everyone else was at the beach, (or so it felt—social media was a regrettable source of envy for me at the time), and I was loading my four girls up for a trip to the library. All four heads of hair were done in simple, yet *still*, somehow, difficult ponytails; everyone had been offered a snack to fill in the […]

Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

Inside: We think life is all or nothing. Straight up happiness or abject misery. The truth falls somewhere messy in between. Hope is the thing with feathers. The day was bright and clear. I sat in my little living room, chair pulled up close to the big picture window shaded by the Mountain Ash tree, heavy laden with orange berries. The sun flitted and sparkled as it pushed its way through the branches, spilling wavy patterns over my lap and onto the wooden floor. My mom sat across from me on […]