Category Archives: EMDR

When discouragement tries to bury us…

In the process of recovery from PTSD, depression, or addiction, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and discouraged in the layers of pain and problems of our lives. And worst case scenarios can dominate our minds, compounding the issues we need … Continue reading

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My new blog- please respond…

Hello, friends. I’ve changed my blog name to http://www.lorilara.com. I really want to stay connected. Please visit my site and click follow so we can stay connected…sorry if this is a duplicate message. I’m not a very techie person. :/Continue reading

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There is no wisdom without you…

I was talking with a friend about the wisdom of shared suffering and how much I appreciate the honesty of my dear friends and my new blog friends. When I hear about my friends’ struggles I know I’m learning something … Continue reading

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Depression, faith, and anti-depressants

One of the first questions people ask about my recovery from major depression is whether or not I took antidepressant medication. The short answer is unabashedly YES…..but it took a long time to make that choice, and when I did, … Continue reading

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Before the sound of birds

I was sitting in the backyard with my husband one morning last week when I had an intense moment of joy. You might know the feeling, too…it’s the kind of feeling when the planets seemed to have aligned just for … Continue reading

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