Category Archives: shame

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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This is why I blog…

Thank you, Robin for the inspiration for this post. Why do I blog? I sat in front of my doctor and admitted I was feeling suicidal. It was my very first appointment with him and I was falling apart right in … 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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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day has always been a mixed bag for me. I love being a mom and since I’m very low maintenance about how to celebrate, I’m happy to just hang out with the family. My mom, on the other hand, … Continue reading

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Meeting my mom for the first time

  I’ve been writing for my mom’s website so our family and friends can have real-time updates on her recovery from brain surgery. In addition to this being the deepest, most important writing project I’ve ever done, it’s also my … Continue reading

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Regret

Being in recovery is very humbling. It means telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the nitty- gritty, down and dirty, no candy coating, Yep- I did that, truth. I spent most of my life in an addicted … Continue reading

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Come join the fight!

I had the privilege of being a guest blogger for one of my favorite ministries, Agape International Missions (AIM). Most trauma survivors who are fighting through their own recovery would agree there’s nothing more fulfilling than to step out of our own experience … Continue reading

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Everything skit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_M0H5nrY8E

This video has received more than 2 million likes on youtube – it’s a viral, spiritual phenomenon that continues to break through our pain and allows us to see where Jesus is in the midst of our struggles. This was me before Jesus broke through…it makes me cry every time I watch it. I hope you enjoy it.

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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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