Decluttering the Mind

This Bruce Lee Quote is the beginning of the book, Declutter Your Mind. “It’s not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the in-essentials.” -Bruce Lee What do you need to cut out of your life? (I have been working through the book “Declutter Your Mind” and making art based on its content. You can see my latest post about it here.) … Continue reading Decluttering the Mind

It’s Anxiety, Bro.

I was talking with my friend Chamberlain recently, and it centered around our struggles with Anxiety. And he was talking about how things 1, 2, and 3 were causing him anxiety. And something immediately came to mind. These things – whether they be relational, emotional, career-based tensions and stresses – aren’t what causes anxiety. They are the ammunition that anxiety uses to feed us lies. Anxiety sits … Continue reading It’s Anxiety, Bro.

Depression, Suicide, and Our World

It’s been a strange few days. After I wrote a piece about my anxiety story I was reminded of a man in ministry who took his own life recently. I remembered hearing about it, through little blips on my social media feed, but I had not paid much attention to it myself. Yes, it was sad. Yes, it was close. But it was not close enough. Or maybe it was, and I was too busy to notice and now I had written something so close to that core to be almost comedic.

After that, I took to the internet. In looking for an article about the incident, I stumbled upon what google was showing us: there is a problem, even among Pastors. Continue reading “Depression, Suicide, and Our World”

Imposter Syndrome

Many of us doubt ourselves or believe that what we’ve accomplished is overrated or our accolades unwarranted. I know for myself, a lot of things that I’ve done in my life aren’t special. They don’t feel that way to me, while maybe if I were to share those things, people would disagree with that assessment. Elizabeth Cox touches on this in her Ted-Ed talk about … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome