Depression is hard to explain to those who haven’t experienced it firsthand. People who are lucky enough to not understand it often brush it off, and expect the depressed to just, “snap out of it”. There’s no limp, no rash, no wheezy cough. It’s an invisible ailment. The disease is misunderstood and has a negative stigma and it can be embarrassing to admit you have mental health condition. … Continue reading Depression is Analogous to Treading Water
This is the week where we are reminded to reflect on what we are thankful for. This year my biggest gratitude and thanks go to Baby Grouch. She makes me happy simply because she is she. I am grateful for her smiles, her snores, her little grasp on my finger, her cuddles and coos. I’m grateful for her cries and her tears and for the … Continue reading On Gratitude and Compassion.
DREAM: My parents, sisters and husband are running through the city. There are “bad guys” dressed in military style garb scattered all about – on street corners, in buildings, driving tanks. It is noisy and chaotic, people are yelling and screaming. We get captured and are taken to sit around an outdoor fire pit. There is an enclosure around the benches we are sitting on … Continue reading Dream #14 : To Burn Or Not To Burn