In this episode, we wrap up our storytelling series on the podcast with the help of published author Jessica Morris. Through sharing her experience with depression and anxiety, Jessica explores the fear of not being worthy and how she found the courage to live in the present moment. And later in the episode, Jessica is joined by host Chad Moses to discuss the delicate balance of living for today while still honoring the chapters of our stories where we’re simply trying to survive.
“I know what it’s like to have a heart so heavy you feel like you’re standing in quicksand. It makes it difficult to let yourself live for the here and now. Sometimes my brain still feels like a ping-pong table. My anxiety propels an unlikely scenario into being, and some combination of my will power, medication, and years of self-care desperately tries to intercept before OCD comes up to bat to kickstart a full-blown panic party. I thought the best way to overcome the pain was to push through and plan ahead—sometimes that’s the only way to survive—but now I want to do more than survive. I want to live for today, not just tomorrow.”
This episode of the TWLOHA podcast was hosted by Chad Moses and produced by Lindsay Kolsch, with editorial support by Rebecca Ebert. Music assistance was provided by James Likeness and Ben Tichenor.
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