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Digging makes you feel better

By Natalie Atwell | September 30, 2014

  Hello to my faithful two followers! I appreciate your willingness to read what is on my mind for the day. Truly, I hope it provides some helpful insight. With that said, I’ve found that digging things up or out is helpful. Children like to dig boogers out, dig holes in the yard, dig embarrassing…

“Hopelessly Devoted to You”

By Natalie Atwell | September 23, 2014

  I apologize for using two song references in the past two weeks, but I can’t help myself. I love me some “Grease”… Hopelessness was the topic coming to mind this week, so the song hit me.. I recently read of a story about a lady named Naomi. She left her homeland because she and…

Oh Happy Day is not a good song choice for a funeral

By Natalie Atwell | September 17, 2014

Humorous moments often happen by accident in my family…My maternal grandfather was a Baptist minister turned alcoholic. He left my grandmother and six kids way before I was ever thought of by my mother and father. God knew I was coming eventually, but they didn’t at that time. 🙂  Part of me is sad I…

USA (United States of Anxiety)

By Natalie Atwell | September 8, 2014

  Did You Know? Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older (18% of U.S. population). Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment. Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including…

Fight or Flight

By Natalie Atwell | August 25, 2014

I’ve been watching and participating in the ALS ice bucket challenge over the past week, which somewhat reminds me of the Fight or Flight response. I like many others chose to fight by doing the challenge and fly shortly after…I can’t figure out how to upload my video so I found this one which is…

I’m trying the blog thing…

By Natalie Atwell | August 19, 2014

Hello Mom (I realize you may be the only person reading this at first…), I’ve been thinking about starting a blog to discuss counseling topics in a real and honest way while spreading my own comical takes on the issues. Many people I’ve come in contact with struggle with mental health either personally, among family,…

Fear and boobs: version 2.0

By Natalie Atwell | August 19, 2014

What are your biggest fears? They are likely not the same as they were when you were a child. When I was a little girl, my wonderful parents (who still haven’t read my blog, I will use that in a blog on humility vs. narcism later on… 🙂 )… let me watch a show where…