Today marks the fifth week since my kids have gone to school. What the teachers cutely call distance learning, I refer to as: Involuntary Homeschooling. Maybe because it reminds me of my years working in Community Mental Health when we involuntarily committed patients against their will during a crisis. Putting the involuntary into homeschooling Homeschooling […]
And this is how anxiety works. I start to jump ahead into the future and all of the possible ways things could go wrong. And they are infinite really. There are so many things that could happen in any given minute. Too many to even predict. Anxiety tells me: I must try to predict every possible impending crisis so that I can either prevent them, or prepare for them. The catch is- there are so many variables, so many possibilities, so many unknowns, and so many things that are simply out of our control. NO amount of worrying can keep “bad things from happening. All worrying does is rob the present of joy and piece.