Mental Health and the Stigma

Mental Health and the Stigma attached is something that haunts many of us with a mental illness history. I am tired of being stigmatized because I have a mental illness. Society punishes me for “the sins of the father”(NKJ Bible, Exodus 34:6-7). I did not ask to be sexually abused as a child. Read More …

Quotes on Caring – Tuesday at Ten: {Caring} 7/6/16

Tonight, I want to speak about finding your voice. Your voice is what your story stems from whether it is abuse, mental illness, chronic illness, abandonment, loss or grief, or whatever your inner voice tells you. Read More …

Finding Your Voice – Tuesday at Ten: {VOICE} 6/1/16

Tonight, I want to speak about finding your voice. Your voice is what your story stems from whether it is abuse, mental illness, chronic illness, abandonment, loss or grief, or whatever your inner voice tells you. Read More …

Mental Health Awareness Month – Charade

  It will soon be the end of May so I once again wanted to post for Mental Health Awareness Month with a haibun named, Charade. If you are living today without hope, or if someone whom you love is Read More …

Finding Faith in Fear – Tuesday at Ten: {FAITH} 5/20/16

All I do is wait. When I am depressed, I wait for the storm to pass of my depression. When I am not depressed, I wait and anticipate the next episode or storm that I will experience of my depression. Oh, I am on an antidepressant and antianxiety medication. I take Paxil and Klonopin and usually they work well. But I experienced a major setback that caused a flare-up… Read More …

Who Are You Really?

So who are you really? Are you identified through what you do for others like your children?… your husband?… your family?… your career?… your disability? Or are you identified as yourself, you? Do you know who you really are? Have you ever taken the time alone to think about it? If all else dropped away…children, husband, family, career, disability…would you know the answer to this question? Read More …