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.
Before seeking comfort from God, I knew I needed to repent. Repentance requires no words of self-recrimination, only an open heart looking forward.
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 →
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 →
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 →