Surrender, the Heartbeat of Joy

Well my friends, it is solidly December. There's no mistaking it. Christmas is coming. 'Tis the season for joy, or so the carols say. But what do we do with ourselves when joy isn't exactly our natural default emotion? Is joy an attainable quality for people who fall on the broodier side of the spectrum? … Continue reading Surrender, the Heartbeat of Joy

From Anxious to Thankful

One of the biggest hesitations I had with starting an anti-anxiety blog was the reality that I still wrestle with anxiety from time to time. My blog may be called A Life at Rest, but this week has been rough. I’ve had moments where my mind is fixed steadily on true things, and others where … Continue reading From Anxious to Thankful