Category Archives: Happiness

It’s Been A Long Time (I.E. Happiness ~ Survival > Existing)

 The title is kind of making fun of some of my former posts. I am currently in remission from Major Depression (Thank God). Of the things real/possible/suggested/hypothesed/etc. this condition is the one I know I am most in danger … Continue reading

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That Which Brings Me Comfort

As I have learned, there are many different kinds of mental illness and of those, differing severities. I have read and soaked up all I can about the ones that torment me, because learning and understanding brings me comfort. It … Continue reading

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My wedding photo: Scars and Flowers

I received my wedding photos back from our amazing photographer (Composure Studios, Houston Texas) the other day and I noticed something among the friendly family faces, joy in my husband’s eyes, and sleekness in my chosen black wedding dress; the … Continue reading

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I worry…Is there a coming back from this?

I worry…  …that I will lose my mind …that I will lose my soul That my will to function will be lost.   I’m concerned…  …about my children …my grandchildren Will they be sick, too?   I wonder… …now that … Continue reading

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Fifteen Thoughts

I am joining the challenge and answering these questions as well… 1. What is your favorite word and why? ‘Mommy’ I hear that spoken by any child anywhere and I turn around by instinct. And then I immediately think about … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Angry Woman

Dear Diary, I have HAD it!! Please allow me to explain; You see…I have spent the greater part of the last three months in a huge funk. Or to put it more accurately, I’ve been in another one of my … Continue reading

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(How My Goals Have Changed – The Legacy I Never Want To Leave) 30 Days of Mental Illness Awareness Challenge- Day 29

Day 29: What are a few of your goals regarding your mental health? A friend sent that message (posted above) to me today on Facebook. She said she read that in a book and it made her think of me… … Continue reading

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