There I was, in “paradise” on a Christian marriage conference at sea with Family Life Ministries on the second largest cruise ship in the world, the “Allure of the Seas.” But there is trouble, even in paradise for me since I struggle with debilitating anxiety and equally treacherous depression. I have learned to find a safe place in my mind and relief through my breath. You may see my spontaneous personality and think all is well, but without my faith and the disciplines, I am a ship wreck! All that being said, I am grateful to my hubby who held me through my anxiety attacks and coached me to breath through my fear. He helped me stay centered. I am grateful for Family Life and how much prayer and love they poured into us and our marriage. I am grateful to Royal Caribbean’s staff and crew who made our adventure so fun. Want to know more? Should I write a blog??? Let me know in the comments. Have you ever struggled with anxiety or depression???