Intentional Thoughts

The key to happiness - or that even more desired thing, calmness - lies not in always thinking happy thoughts. No. That is impossible. No mind on earth with any kind of intelligence could spend a lifetime enjoying only happy thoughts. They key is in accepting your thoughts, all of them, even the bad ones.… Continue reading Intentional Thoughts


Don’t Loose Sight

"When all you see is your pain, you loose sight of me." - Papa (God) The Shack Inevitable, but NecessaryI learned this really early on in life - Pain is inevitable. At some point during our life we will experience great pain. We can't avoid it; there is no promise of a pain free life.… Continue reading Don’t Loose Sight

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 RoutineIt 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, check.… 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 was… Continue reading Dysthymia: The Intersection Between Faith and Science

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