This month has been the National Suicide Prevention Month. There are a multitude of resources available--for those who feel suicidal and for those caring for them. Please look into these resources. Your life matters and so does the life of the person you are trying to be a support … [Read more...] about National Suicide Prevention Month
How often do you cry? Daily, weekly, once in awhile? One of the side effects I experienced while I was on Prozac was loosing the ability/desire to cry. The medication made me pretty numb. It took a very long time for me to figure out this was a result of the medicine. So when I tapered off the anti-depressant, I began to feel again which led to crying. Our society too often says we … [Read more...] about When Was The Last Time You Cried?
My husband and I have had rental properties for years. So far we have had incredibly great experiences. Today marks a shift in that. One day. One shift. That's all. We now have a property with a broken contract. We've decided to step out of the way. It's going to cost us thousands of dollars. It's not fair. It's not right. The way our tenants are being is not moral or ethical. It's … [Read more...] about Today’s Challenge To Hold The Line
It is the winter of 2010. My good friend recommended a book to me. She was in the middle of her own journey of finding answers for one of her children who was having significant health challenges. She told me about the book and, honestly, I was somewhat skeptical. I tucked the information away. About a month after the experience that I wrote about in this post, a friend showed up on my door … [Read more...] about A Huge Key to Unlocking My Depression
I am trying to honor impressions I get about the posts I should write. And so I share the following as it is happening in real time, right now, today. I have just been reminded of the importance of understanding that challenges are truly a part of our mortal experience. It is what we think and do as a result of these challenges that makes the difference for us. I woke up this morning … [Read more...] about Weed and Feed
Somewhere in my early belief system I gathered the idea that in order to be strong, I should carry whatever challenges I would have and keep them to myself. I subconsciously believed that I could work out whatever those challenges would be by myself. Somehow I thought that if I just persevered enough, endured enough, and was good enough that I would be okay...I would make it through. After all, … [Read more...] about Why I Kept Quiet