The holiday season with its dizzying list of demands–parties to host and to attend, gifts to buy and wrap, traditions to keep, treats to bake, decorations to put up and maintain, not to mention your own personal desires for “heavenly peace” can bring unwelcome stress, anxiety, and even depression to the mom who would not otherwise suffer from these at other times in the year.
But, for the mom who already struggles with anxiety and depression, the holiday season can magnify feelings of loneliness, despondency, and hopelessness. The holidays can be a trigger for past wounds and losses.
Today, we want to have a raw discussion around the table about our own struggle with anxiety and depression and share some physical and spiritual tools that have helped the three of us during some dark times in our lives including the holidays.
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Please note: We are not medical professionals, everything we share here and on the podcast is for educational and encouragement purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, or prevent medical or mental health conditions. Please make your own informed decisions regarding your healthcare by seeking the advice of a trained medical professional.
Mentioned on the Podcast:
- Episode 5: Mom Overwhelm
- SAD light therapy box
- Season Affective Disorder Treatment- article from the Mayo Clinic regarding the use of light therapy boxes to treat the symptoms of SAD
- St. John’s Wort– a natural herb used for mood support
- Vitamin B Complex
- Kate’s Scripture writing challenge invitation on Instagram
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”Philippians 4:8 ESV