Monthly Archives: August 2012

12 things you can do when someone you love is depressed

I was undiagnosed PTSD and depressed all my life until I was 36 years old and I had my breakdown, so I know the excruciating pain and hopelessness of depression. I wish someone would have intervened in my life earlier, … Continue reading

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The struggle continues…

This time of year is always a bit tricky for me. It’s the start of another school year and while most of my friends are already enjoying their 6 hours of free time each day, I’m stepping into my big … Continue reading

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Let the emotional fire burn…

Every emotion we have is for a specific purpose; each one releases a different energy inside us that relates perfectly to every experience we live. We naturally feel happy when something positive happens, we feel sad when someone hurts us … Continue reading

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The problems of being raised in the church

I’m writing about my personal experience of being raised in the Christian church. Being raised in it, schooled in it from 4th grade to high school graduation, and pretty much dunked in it every day age of 7 ½, I … Continue reading

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Keeping secrets

Telling someone all your secrets and sharing your private hell for the first time is incredibly hard to do, especially if you’ve carried it around your entire life; I know because that’s what I’ve been doing over the past 6 … Continue reading

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The first 3 steps to healing from depression

6 years ago I went through a breakdown and was diagnosed with major depression. Major. Depression. Major, yeah, as big as that word sounds, it didn’t come close to describing how awful I felt. The moment I made the decision … Continue reading

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You’re too sensitive

“You’re too sensitive!” Oh, how many times I did I hear those words growing up?! Probably hundreds. No matter what the situation I was in when those words were spoken and hit my ears, a wave of secondary, more destructive … Continue reading

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27 steps to staying depressed

Stay in bed all day and definitely do not exercise. Don’t eat healthy food, shower, clean your house, or take care of yourself in any way. Keep your blinds down, windows closed, and avoid going outside, even for a short … Continue reading

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My time in prison

I went to Folsom Prison with our eldest son the other day, and as we drove up to the parking lot, I saw streams of people, (mostly women with small children), walking along the crosswalk from the prison’s East Gate … Continue reading

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The power of words…

I was waiting in line at a coffee house this morning when I witnessed something awful. When I walked into Coffee Republic in Folsom I was excited about 2 things: 1. I love meeting and supporting new friends who work … Continue reading

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