At just 39 years of age, Kelly Buckley experienced the most painful event in a mother's life - the death of her 23 year old son. Through her grief, she found her Life's Purpose and a pathway to healing. This month, we're sharing one of her blog posts that resonates with the more than 125,000 followers of her Facebook page, "Just One Little Thing" and a short clip of her interview on the Global Gratitude Summit.
WALKING WITH ANXIETY - TIPS FOR MANAGING DAY TO DAY - by Kelly Buckley.
I haven’t really discussed it before. I’ve dealt with it quietly. My husband and son understand. As a family, we’ve talked openly about it, and have figured out how to deal with it. I sometimes mention a little hint here or there in passing, sliding it into conversation with family or friends.
But mostly, it lives quietly beneath the surface of my life.
I’ll be honest, when I first felt the grip of it, I was shocked. Emotionally, I’ve lived a white knuckle kind of life. I often joke and say my life could be called a cautionary tale for others to learn from. The ups have been up and the downs have been subterranean. And I’ve handled it. I’ve been worried, scared, angry and bitter. But the grip of anxiety did not close its vice grip on me until my son died. And then everything changed. CLICK HERE for the rest of the post and to hear more from Kelly Buckley.
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