The Anxious Introvert Series

Goodbye Pickett! The Extraordinary Life of a Guinea Pig and Her Owner

Just over a week ago, I said goodbye to one of my little Guinea Pigs for the last time. Pickett had been mysteriously losing weight over the course of a few weeks, and when I took her into the vet, they did an x-ray and found that she had a tumor spreading through her chest… Continue reading Goodbye Pickett! The Extraordinary Life of a Guinea Pig and Her Owner

Maria's Column, self-care

A Short Life Update from Maria

Hello Everyone! Sorry but this post is going to be a little shorter than usual. I wanted to give you all a life update during this crazy "end of quarantine" time. I went golfing today for the first time in over a year. It seems weird that I am making this such a big deal… Continue reading A Short Life Update from Maria

Entertainment, self-care

6 Musicals That Will Bring Joy into Your Life

We all know how hard it can be to stay happy during this time. It's hard to think of the bright side of things when we are faced with so much disappoint. Personally I have been struggling to focus on the good instead of the bad. So many plans have been canceled and so many… Continue reading 6 Musicals That Will Bring Joy into Your Life

books, Maria's Column, reading, self-care

Falling in Love with Reading Again

Hello everyone! I have been meaning to do a book review for a long time now, but I can't decide which one to talk about. So I'm going to discuss a couple of things in this post and hopefully book reviews will become a monthly post for me. First off I want to talk about… Continue reading Falling in Love with Reading Again

Christian, Inspiration, self-care, The Anxious Introvert Series

The New Normal: Anxiety and Adjusting to a Brave New World

The world has changed. One could argue that the world is always changing - but it is impossible to ignore how drastically everything has changed for everyone in just a few months. And now that we are starting to re-emerge from our shelter-in-place lives, there are so many questions that need to be answered. I… Continue reading The New Normal: Anxiety and Adjusting to a Brave New World

Christian, Inspiration, mental health, self-care, The Anxious Introvert Series

Mental Illness: An Issue of Faith?

Sometimes it can be difficult for a person to seek help when they have a mental health issue, and the reasons vary: they may feel pressure from their friends and family to not seek help, they may see the issue as taboo, they might not feel that they need to seek help, just to name… Continue reading Mental Illness: An Issue of Faith?

Christian, Maria's Column, self-care

Uphill Battle: My Struggles With Weight Loss

Hello everyone! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. I'm not going to lie it's been a strange few days for me here in quarantine and they haven't been the best. These last few days I have been dealing with stomach cramps at night and now I have been batting a headache all… Continue reading Uphill Battle: My Struggles With Weight Loss

Inspiration, self-care, The Anxious Introvert Series

A Mother’s Day Message to the Imperfect Mom

Moms are one of the most important figures in a person's life - which is why we take a day out of every year to celebrate them. And because moms are probably waaaaaaay too busy to read a lengthy blog post, here is a short commemoration of the things moms mean to us. On mother's… Continue reading A Mother’s Day Message to the Imperfect Mom

mental health, productivity, self-care

4 Habits to Help You Organize Your Mind

Hi everyone! As we go into another workweek, the Anxious Introvert is here to offer some tips on how to set up your thoughts so that you are productive, organized, and at ease. Below are four habits that will help you maintain your mental sanity and maybe, you'll find they help you function better a… Continue reading 4 Habits to Help You Organize Your Mind

self-care

5 Ways to Stay Motivated While Working from Home

Hi friends! I hope that you all had a lovely Easter Sunday and that you are doing well! We all know how hard it is to stay motivated and productive, even more so during quarantine. Life at home can be chaotic, especially with many people under one roof. We all have to learn how to… Continue reading 5 Ways to Stay Motivated While Working from Home

Christian, Inspiration, self-care, The Anxious Introvert Series

An Easter Message from the Anxious Introvert

Hello everyone! I hope this message finds you in good spirits this Easter Sunday, and I hope that even in these trying times, we are still reminded of the message of hope that this day brings. For me, this is definitely one of the strangest Easter Sundays of my life. So many things are up… Continue reading An Easter Message from the Anxious Introvert

Entertainment, Inspiration, mental health, self-care

4 Ways to Self – Entertain: a Self-Isolation Survival Guide

Self-isolation looks different for everyone. Some of us are grouped with our families; by now, we're probably all sick of each other and desperately want to take shelter in a good coffee shop. Some of us are completely alone, and would give just about anything to get out and see our friends. Whatever your situation,… Continue reading 4 Ways to Self – Entertain: a Self-Isolation Survival Guide

self-care

5 Ways to Stay Mentally Well During Quarantine

Hello friends! Most of you reading this have probably been affected by the Coronavirus in some way - and although many of us may never actually catch the disease (God willing!) that doesn't mean that these coming weeks are going to be easy. The Anxious Introvert is here to offer hope to you in these… Continue reading 5 Ways to Stay Mentally Well During Quarantine

productivity, self-care

A Short Post on Productivity – For Those Who REALLY Don’t Want to Do Anything Today

I do not want to write this post. I DO NOT WANT TO WRITE THIS POST. I. DO NOT. WANT. TO WRITE. THIS POST. PERIOD. As I sat down to write this post, this was the only thing going through my mind. Don't get me wrong - I absolutely love writing. But some days, I… Continue reading A Short Post on Productivity – For Those Who REALLY Don’t Want to Do Anything Today

Christian, Inspiration, The Anxious Introvert Series

Faith, Family, and Fear: Redefining the Mission Field During COVID-19

No church. No worship. No fellowship, gatherings, celebrations, ministries and evangelizing. Nothing. For just about everyone, the Christian mission field has been devastated by the pandemic. If we can't go out into the world, how are we supposed to reach the people who live in it? If we can't fellowship with other believers, how are… Continue reading Faith, Family, and Fear: Redefining the Mission Field During COVID-19

Entertainment, productivity, self-care

7 Things to Do on A Rainy Day

It's springtime, which means on top of everything blooming and turning green (yay, allergies!) it's also that time of the year where the rains come down...and down...and down... While a lot of us may want to go outside and enjoy the spring season, sometimes the weather doesn't permit any such excursions - in which case,… Continue reading 7 Things to Do on A Rainy Day