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Can We Skip Christmas?

ly Christmas will be here before we know it. It is exhausting just thinking about it. Is anyone else caught up  in that place where you are asking – “Can we please just skip Christmas?” As I sit here organizing my long Christmas to-do list, gifts to buy and people to see, I am wondering how on earth I can add more to my already overtaxed schedule. As I get down to the 99th item, I realize only one thing...

Helping Someone with a Mental Illness Navigate the Holidays

The holidays are here! What if you have a family member that struggles with mental illness? You may be entering this holiday season with caution.

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...

Blessings In The Midst Of My Child’s Mental Illness

I know many of you are thinking how on earth can a “Mom” put the word “blessing” and “mental illness” in the same sentence. I thought that too until it had become apparent that I had changed for the better through this experience with my child’s mental health challenges. Let me make it clear; I am by no means saying, mental illness is a blessing. It would be so unfair and incorrect to make such a bold statement.  However, in...

Sometimes Mothers Day Hurts

Sometimes Mothers Day Hurts I remember a day not so long ago that I awoke with heaviness as if bricks were piled high on my heart. It hurt to breathe.  I thought to myself, do I have to open my eyes and get on with my day?  How could I possibly enjoy Mothers Day with my child far away in a place she doesn’t want to be? I knew she was in such agony and so angry with me.  I...