Teri McDowell Ott

Teri McDowell Ott is chaplain at Monmouth College in Illinois. She blogs at Something to Say, part of the CCblogs network.

I caught myself getting overwhelmed one night. I’d been distracting myself from my stress all day long—running from meeting to meeting, answering emails, sending e-mails, moving from one uncompleted task on my desk to the next. When I finally got home and needed to focus on my children, though, I no longer had the energy to distract myself. So the stress I had successfully avoided all day slowly began to unravel itself and take over. The power of emotion is extraordinary.
December 2, 2015