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Finding the Silver Lining – 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

  Life has a funny way of sending us on this wild roller-coaster ride. Sometimes it feels like you’re on the one that wobbles a little too much; one with rusty tracks; sitting in a seat with a hole in it and a harness with a slight tear starting. Now, this doesn’t mean that all…… Continue reading Finding the Silver Lining – 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

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Hello Darkness My Old Friend

It isn’t something I asked for. To bear these feelings. These emotions. These thoughts. But, nevertheless, here we are. For a while, I tried to convince myself that this was a more recent issue. You may remember that in my post, How My Hormones Caused My Depression, I discussed having sought treatment for physical and emotional…… Continue reading Hello Darkness My Old Friend

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Please Hold: Overthinking in Process

It is also a behavior, and symptom, that can not be simplified, or minimized. For those who experience this daily trial, it is much more than “worry”, “stress”, or “just a little anxiety”. It can become a sort of obsession that we may not even realize exists.

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Growing Through

I came across a quote the other day that just resonated with me: “Grow through what you go through.” Stuff. We all have it. That baggage that weighs you down. The skeletons you tuck away in the closet. The events of our past that still cause lingering effects. Life. It isn’t perfect. Pasts. We each…… Continue reading Growing Through

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A Year of Intention

How many times have you heard the saying “New Year, New Me”? Probably more times that than you care to count. Resolutions are set to lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more; but rarely do these resolutions have any depth or meaning. Now, do understand that I think those are great goals. I mean, our physical…… Continue reading A Year of Intention

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Learning to Love Me

I have always envied others. Part of me likes to think that we all do. Not necessarily because I desire us all to covet what others have, but because that thought would mean that I wasn’t alone. That I wasn’t the only one who longed for something that others had and I didn’t. It isn’t…… Continue reading Learning to Love Me

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How do I explain this feeling?

When you hear the word “anxiety”, what is the first thing that comes to mind? If someone tells you that they are “feeling anxious”, what does that mean to you? People tend to have a formulated idea of what this term means, and that idea tends to be somewhat off-base. Anxiety disorders are real, just…… Continue reading How do I explain this feeling?