When you seem frustrated or unhappy with a given situation sometimes people's go to response is, "you just have to learn to be content." Others, will tell you, "don't you dare settle for your current situation!" So which is right? What is the difference between being content and settling? To be content means to be… Continue reading Peaceful & Happy
"Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not." - Valerie Bertinelli I've opened about my battles with depression. An update - yes, I am still taking antidepressants and going to therapy. Has it made… Continue reading We Will Be Happy!
5 WAYS TO COUNTERACT NEGATIVITY HEAD ON So, the other day I was minding my own business, running around being a busy bee per usual when out of no where this comment was thrown at me: "You look like a line backer, you've got fat girl arms!" The deliverer of this lovely message went on… Continue reading Good Bye!
Mejor solo que mal acompañado. (Translation: It's better to be alone than in bad company) - Unknown (but my mom is always saying it, so it's a wise saying) My last serious relationship was about 8 years ago. I am 28. In the meantime, I worked full-time and earned a bachelors degree and then a… Continue reading Through the Lens of a Single, Nerdy Girl
“Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But EVEN NOW I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” (John 11:21-22, ESV) Have you ever felt like you are at the end of the road? Like this is it, there is no more life in this situation,… Continue reading Even Now!
Relationship For those that have felt a little lost recently and feel in their heart it's time to return to God's embrace I hope this message will encourage you and perhaps even provide some guidance. Even if you didn't completely leave to go off and do your own thing like the prodigal son, it's important… Continue reading Coming Home
"When all you see is your pain, you loose sight of me." - Papa (God) The Shack Inevitable, but Necessary I 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… Continue reading Don’t Loose Sight
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
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
“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