Life has a way of overwhelming us sometimes. Have you been there? I sure have. The last six months have been very busy for me, as I planned a wedding, moved, adjusted to a new marriage, looked for jobs, and tried to get a new house in order. I have to admit, I’ve been quite…… Continue reading Learning To Validate
Readers! It’s been quite a while. I do apologize for that, things have been pretty insanely busy in my life as of late. I am currently working on a new post that I hope to have published in the next week. However, in the meantime, I wrote a piece for my church’s website. You can…… Continue reading The Personal Power Of Liturgy
The first morning I awoke in the psychiatric hospital was surreal. That corner room on the thirteenth floor was the absolute last place I wanted to be. My plans to kill myself had been thwarted by a smart therapist who had forced me into inpatient treatment. I didn’t want to be there, so I assumed…… Continue reading Mental Hospitals Aren’t Scary
I stood backstage, my heart racing and my palms sweaty as I glanced over my notes. I was about to tell the majority of my college that I struggle with depression and self-harm. I was scared. I couldn’t believe I was actually about to tell everyone some of my darkest, most shameful secrets. But I…… Continue reading I Opened Up About Self-Harm To My Entire College. This Is What Happened.
I was on my way to an appointment, carpooling with my newfound friend, Karen. Today was my turn to drive and I was suddenly terribly nervous. I always play music when I drive and I usually just leave my iPhone on shuffle. What if one of those weird international songs comes on? What if it…… Continue reading You Do You Girl
Should I take anti-depressants? Should I go to therapy? Can’t I just manage my depesssion with lifestyle changes and natural supplements? These are the questions that everyone who suffers from depression must try to answer. It’s not easy. At one time I was more likely to suggest natural options. I’m still thankful to get information…… Continue reading To Take Psych Meds Or Not? That Is The Question
A year ago I went to our local shelter and adopted an adorable dog. I adopted him with the support of my therapists, in the hope that he would be helpful for my depression. That little mutt has proven himself to be just as beneficial as I had hoped and of vital importance to my…… Continue reading 5 Ways A Dog Helps My Depression