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Mental Health: Dysthymia

Dysthymia: A Ray of Light

That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. - Elizabeth Wurtzel A common metaphor often used to reference depression is the lotus flower. The lotus… Continue reading Dysthymia: A Ray of Light

Mental Health: Dysthymia

Dysthymia: The Little Blue Pill

(New) Daily Routine It was a Sunday morning. I woke up a little earlier than usual and just started pacing around the house. I looked at the medicine bottle with the little blue pills inside. "Hmm... let me get ready for church first," I thought. About 30 minutes later - Hair, check. Make-up, check. Purse,… Continue reading Dysthymia: The Little Blue Pill

Mental Health: Dysthymia, Uncategorized

Dysthymia: The Intersection Between Faith and Science

It's Not Your Fault "It's not your fault," she said as warm tears streamed down my face. The room was white with a huge window facing west. It was almost noon so the sun was beaming through the window. My body was tight. I kept writhing my hands together because I was so nervous. This… Continue reading Dysthymia: The Intersection Between Faith and Science

Training Season

Training Season: When You Have Access to the Gym, but You Don’t Use It

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. - Aristotle We are entering a new season. I've prayed… Continue reading Training Season: When You Have Access to the Gym, but You Don’t Use It

Open Heart Season

Open Heart Season: Keys to an Open Heart

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” ― Maya Angelou It's been a couple of weeks since my last post, life got in the way, but I thought it would only be appropriate to wrap up "Open Heart Season" to make room for the next season. Throughout the… Continue reading Open Heart Season: Keys to an Open Heart

Open Heart Season

Open Heart Season: Broken Pieces

 “He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds [healing their pain and comforting their sorrow].” Psalm 147:3 (AMP) Broken Pieces of the Past I am so glad you’ve decided to join me again this week. Last week we talked about currents that are found underneath the surface and how important it is for us… Continue reading Open Heart Season: Broken Pieces

Open Heart Season

Open Heart Season: Underneath the Surface

 “Answer me quickly, O Lord, my spirit fails; Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like those who go down into the pit (grave). Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For I trust in You. Teach me the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my… Continue reading Open Heart Season: Underneath the Surface

Open Heart Season

Open Heart Season: Springs in the Valley

“Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23(AMP) The Unattended Heart Recently, I’ve had the revelation that majority of my “issues” are deeply rooted heart issues. That addictive behavior which left me feeling guilty and full of shame, those ideas or notions that I knew didn’t… Continue reading Open Heart Season: Springs in the Valley