Act with Purpose

As an overwhelmed working mother, I thought only of my to-do list, and how I fulfilled my duties determined my self worth. If I didn’t do the laundry, I was a bad mother. If I didn’t get results from the experiment, I was a useless scientist. If I gained weight, I was a horrible woman.... Continue Reading →

The Soul: Body and Spirit United

Depression is, at its core, a condition of separation. Its cure is connection. A depressed person is at war with herself and thus retreats from everyone else.  This is a part of the physical nature of the disease. A depressed brain has become incapable of sending proper signals often due to biological or environmental stressors.... Continue Reading →

A Promise of Light

This post is a part of “my story” which begins with “Finding Purpose” When I say that I was frozen with fear in that small graveyard (full story in “A Light in Darkness”), it’s not inaccurate, but it’s not a full description either. It was fear, but not of anything physical. It was shock, but... Continue Reading →

A Light in Darkness

This post is part of “my story” which begins with the post “Finding Purpose” Hope is not the same as wishful thinking. Hope requires knowing where you want to go, some knowledge of how to get there, and confidence in your own ability. With these three together, hope can give you the persistence to keep... Continue Reading →

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