WOW! What a year 2016 was for me. I won't go into all of the details, you're just going to have to take my word for it. I've heard from many others who agree that 2016 was just as brutal for them. And so that leads us to today. It would be easy for me, … Continue reading Valuable Lessons From 2016
My phone rang early Monday morning. This is a rare event in my home. No one ever calls me. Not wanting to budge from the warmth and comfort of my bed, I hesitated to get up and answer the ring. But, something pushed me to get up. I just had this feeling that I should … Continue reading An Avalanche of Grief!
I'm not a so-called mental health professional. I don't have any professional degrees hanging on my wall or in an office. I don't have a cool title before or after my name. However, I am a professional of my own experiences. I am a suicide survivor. Today, September 10th is an extremely noteworthy day. World Suicide … Continue reading What Suicide Isn’t!
** Trigger Warning ** I've been there and since you're reading this, you've probably been there too. I'm talking about those moments, days, weeks, months and even years when you feel so depressed that you want to give up. I have been through so many of those times that I have lost track of the … Continue reading Depression: How it Feels
Do you stay up nights worrying about tomorrow or other days in your future? Do you go on vacation and find yourself worrying about everything rather than enjoying yourself? Do you find yourself easily distracted while at work because you're worrying about events outside of your work? If you answered yes to any of these … Continue reading Tips From a Master Worrier!
It's a beautiful sunny and warm day at the beach. You are with friends and enjoying yourself. All of you decide to take a swim in the ocean. Running excitedly towards the water you run through the shallow water and dive into the surf. The water is warm and you begin to swim towards deeper … Continue reading Managing a Riptide in Your Life!
I think it's fair to assume that everyone has experienced the 'countdown'. This is a period of time in which you begin to count down the days before a special event or occasion is going to occur. This might be your much anticipated birthday, wedding, due date, vacation, retirement or something else altogether. So, you're … Continue reading 251 Days From Now
Not feeling up to par? Do you feel kind of down? Well, truth is, this happens to all of us. We all have those downer type of days, weeks, and months. Those are the times when you pull the sheet up over your head and try to hide. It happens to the best of us. … Continue reading Depression: Give Yourself a Break
The sun continues to scorch our state. Our once luscious green grass fields are now brown and look as though they'll never recover. The deciduous trees native to our state are beginning to show some distress. The leaves are beginning to wither. The water levels in our rivers and lakes are way below normal. The sun is … Continue reading It’s ONLY 89!
Brain fog. Dead space. Down and out. Abyss. Demons of darkness. The dogs days. We have all experienced moments like this. I think it is highly unlikely that everyone on this planet, at one time or another, hasn't felt this way. It is part of being human. It is an emotion, a feeling and a natural reaction to … Continue reading What Music Inspires You?