the struggle

Too many voices are being snuffed out. Who have you lost to depression or mental illness? Have your relationships been impacted so much you can nearly breathe from the pain? Sometimes those who are the most talented can’t pull back from the edges of their greatness in time to miss seeing the void on theContinue reading “the struggle”

connection

Connection helps combat depression. We were hardwired to interact, both with one another & God. Lone wolf, black sheep or not. Knowing you have a soft place to fall, arms of support, a listening ear, backing when its needed and words of love- this is the kind of connection our soul cries out for fromContinue reading “connection”

refuge

There are days I just want to hide myself away. Days where I say something dumb, forget to do something important, or simply look like I should have stayed home in bed. On the worst days, all three at the same time. As much as I want to stay in hiding, tucked comfortably under myContinue reading “refuge”

looking truth in the face

I faced a lifetime of looking the truth in the face before it had time to burrow under my skin. #TheMercifulScar It takes a lot to look the truth square on, and come to grips with it. It is much easier for most of us to hide it away, and keep following the same oldContinue reading “looking truth in the face”

enough

There comes a time when each of us have had enough. It might be your stress level. Your health. Your inability to sleep. A negative influence. Someone not taking your no as the final answer. A boundary was crossed. Hurtful words hurled your way. When you’ve had enough, we hit the end of ourselves. LeavingContinue reading “enough”

fighting the bluez

Today was a mental fight day. I couldn’t take too long off, or I knew I would lose the battle. I find that when I am in recovery, that period between fully sick and fully well, I am not at strong mentally with my defenses. Certainly, extra napping and strong medications may be part ofContinue reading “fighting the bluez”

balance

Today, Beth Moore talked via DVD about the temple in the last of our current bible study series. Knocked me almost out of my chair. Actually onto my knees. I, like many of you, have struggled with my weight going up and down. Mine is a combo of hormones, lack of self control and someContinue reading “balance”