What I’ve Learned (So Far) About Mental Illness

Struggling with mental health issues has been almost a lifelong journey for me. Anxiety, OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), and depression developed in my early teen years and have shape-shifted in my life for the past two decades. But dealing with mental illness doesn't mean that you can't fight it and determine how to thrive. It doesn't…

In the Moment

I'm sipping on my iced coffee. I feel it spiraling down into my stomach. It tastes good. 🙂 I hear the dryer tossing our clothes. My husband is getting ready in the bathroom. He's listening to a sermon on his iPad. He's in my life, encouraging me, reassuring me. I'm closing my eyes. I'm being…

I Can See a Light

I've been feeling pretty depressed the past several days. Yesterday was especially bad. I went up on one of my medications recently, so that could definitely be affecting me...along with other factors. But I was able to go to my therapist appointment today and talk some things out, which was very helpful. As I was…