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    Saturday Thoughts: Be Thankful

    My thought for today is that we need to learn to be thankful. I know I personally struggle with focusing on my problems instead of focusing on my blessings. Our God is a great, generous, and loving God! Every good thing we receive is from Him. 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17) When I start thinking about how I want a nicer home or healthier food or new clothes (my clothes are from about 10 years ago) and I say these things to my husband, Justin, he is quick to remind me of…

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    How to Beat Anxiety

    Around 40 million people in the United States alone have been diagnosed with anxiety disorders or chronic anxiety. And that’s just the people who have been treated or diagnosed. Statistics estimate that the real number is about 30% of the population. Anxiety has become the #1 mental health issue in North America. Anxiety is real, folks, and it is serious. What is Anxiety? Before we can talk about ways to get rid of anxiety, we first need to understand it. According to Healthline anxiety is a normal, even healthy, bodily response. “Anxiety can trigger the “flight or fight” stress response, releasing a flood of chemicals and hormones like adrenaline into…

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    5 Things that Drive Depression Away

    Mental and emotional health is just as important as our physical health, but many of us keep our mental and emotional health problems to ourselves. We don’t mind telling people how we need to lose a few pounds or take up jogging or hit the gym more often. We’ll even admit that we have bad eating habits that we need to break. But we don’t like to talk about what’s going on in our minds, our mental health. Maybe we think it isn’t that important, or that no one wants to hear about it, or that it will go away on its own. Maybe we’re just ashamed of it. I’ve…

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    Depression

    I’ll be honest with you guys, because part of my goal on Live, Love, and Cherish is to be completely open so that you can connect with me and maybe even see part of yourself in me. I’m really struggling with depression right now. I’ve tried the freelance writing thing for two months and except for writing on this blog (which I love), I hate freelance writing. I hate writing for other people, being forced to choose topics I’m not interested in or have to spend HOURS researching, not to mention being terrified of plagiarizing anything accidentally. And trying to make money from it is so hard. I have to…