Category Archives: self help

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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To my friends who are hurting on Thanksgiving

This is a special Thanksgiving message to everyone who’s hurting. Holidays can be especially hard for those of us struggling with PTSD, depression, and/ or addiction. Just the simple task of thinking of reasons to be thankful can be exhausting … Continue reading

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Goodbye co-dependency…

I used to be a die-hard co-dependent. Somewhere along my childhood I picked up the role and responsibility for being the peace maker, relationship negotiator and liaison, feeling sorter and manager, and life coach to everyone around me. My life … Continue reading

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Remodeling the mind

I’ve always liked watching the show Extreme Makeover Home Edition. I like the host Ty and all the designers, and I especially love hearing the stories of people who have fought against all odds to try and live well under … Continue reading

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Fear or Love…

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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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Thoughts about worship and recovery

I grew up going to church every Sunday, so I spent a bunch of time in church worship. You know, standing for what seemed like eternity singing songs with words I couldn’t relate to. Most of it seemed like a … Continue reading

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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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