A review of my personal bouts with depression and the lessons I have learned.
A book to help us all find hope in easing the burdens of depression for ourselves, for those we love, and for our whole society by listening and loving each other.
Godly sorrow is shared and connects us. It is this connection that brings power to humility.
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 Act with Purpose
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 The Soul: Body and Spirit United
This post is a part of "my story" which begins with the post "Finding Purpose" Division can take on many forms when we feel stressed and under pressure. When things start to get hard, we all point a finger of blame and many times we point that finger at ourselves. Blaming yourself for your problems is natural, but it only makes things worse. At first, Michigan was exciting, full … Continue reading Problem 1: I am mad at myself