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Did God Choose The Wrong Mom?

Do you ever wonder if God chose the wrong mom for your children? Have you had that aching feeling inside that just maybe someone else could do a better job? I have to confess, many times during my journey of being a parent I have let those feelings and thoughts permeate my mind. I had wondered why on earth God would designate me when failure seemed to be written all over my parenting style. After all, this was the one...

Are You Judging Others In The Midst Of Mental Illness?

I am no foreigner to judgments heaped on those that live in the midst of mental illness. For the last 11 years, I have been in the trenches with loved ones that have a mental illness. It grieves my heart how judgments flow so readily from others that have no understanding of what it is like to be in the midst of mental illness. In the midst of mental illness, judgments cause more suffering, scars, and hinder recovery for everyone...

Are You Judgmental?

What – me judgmental? No way! I have always had the knack of seeing the value in every person so doesn’t that let me off the hook? Besides, even when I form an opinion of another I usually don’t speak it. Does this sound like you? Join me as we look at how judgmental we are. ...

Why Would I Let Go Of A Friendship?

Why Would I Let Go Of A Friendship? Do you desperately try to hang on to friendships that were not meant to be for a lifetime? Just today,  I was pondering a friendship that meant so much to me and yet had slipped away. I wondered to myself, “Do I try again to resurrect this relationship?” “Is there something I did or didn’t do to make it disintegrate?” Or, “Is it time to accept this particular friendship was for a...

Navigating The Holidays With Mental Illness

The holidays are here! For some, this brings feelings of excitement and anticipation of wonderful gatherings full of joy, family, friendship, and love. I say if that is you – embrace it and enjoy every second of it! What if you have a family member that struggles with mental illness? You may be entering this holiday season with caution. The question burning in your head may be, “Will we find any joy this season?” Then again just maybe you are...

Back To School with Mental Health Issues – The Pain is Real

As I sit in my comfortable chair outside, listening to the bird’s chirp I think to myself; life today is not bad. It feels smooth, easy and comfortable. Relishing in the fact that today, school is starting back, and it is no longer a part of my world. I consciously make a decision to ignore those old feelings of what it used to be like struggling to get a child to school. I say to myself, “not this year;” it...