Category Archives: Overcoming Depression

Setbacks Are Not Destiny

A few years back I gave birth.  It was glorious and amazing and more than I ever could have hoped it could be. And then it wasn’t. I remember bits and pieces from that time like pieces of a jigsaw … Continue reading

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Feels Like Home

It was the type of morning that I don’t particularly look forward to.  It was dark and rainy.  The little kids kept telling me that I was tricking them by telling them it was morning because it was so dark. … Continue reading

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Sitting with It

I have a weird relationship with emotions.  For pretty much as long as I can remember, my emotions have been a bit on the strong end.  Call it what you will – melodramatic, sensitive, emotional, high strung, neurotic, crazy, passionate. … Continue reading

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Obsessions and Compulsions — My Messy Beautiful

We human beings were created for touch.  We were created to touch and to be touched.  We were created for communion with each other, for relationship, for sisterhood and for brotherhood. Every single one of us ill prepared to travel … Continue reading

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Overcoming Depression

I thought I would take a moment and write a little bit about depression.  I haven’t written about it much recently, but a lot has been weighing on my heart.  Sometimes it just feels like I get lost, and try … Continue reading

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Choose Your Own Adventure: Depression vs Anxiety

Having battled with anxiety and depression (alternating) for many years, I’ve often wondered, if given the choice, which would I choose.  Well, I guess I was just given that choice.  And I made it.  And I’m quite bitter about it. … Continue reading

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Carrying my Candle

Why is it so hard for us to accept love from others?  Or is it not hard for most people and it is just me? Somewhere deep in my brain, I seem to have come to the conclusion that others … Continue reading

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Anxiety

It starts out in my stomach.  Like waking up and realizing that you have an exam that you didn’t study for.  It’s that innocent sort of panic – the kind that rears its head when you believe you are the … Continue reading

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Jerk in the Box

I was just recently told about a cognitive technique called jerk in the box, and I just had to share it because I think it’s profoundly important even though it has a rather silly name. In short, it’s a way … Continue reading

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Back at One

I realized today that I have ended up back in very familiar terrain — the junction where functioning meets depressed. The scale has not tipped yet, so I still have control over which way it goes. In a way, I … Continue reading

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