Category Archives: major depressive disorder

and so she waits

He’s coming today. He promised! He is sure and we miss each other so much. It’s been so long. We text each other all the time. He talks about angst and darkness, and how the distance can be so difficult … Continue reading

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Anniversary

4th Anniversary with my love today. The one who showed me that I, too, can have all that the vows I listen to week after week entails. Every one of those close to me knows I have been in the … Continue reading

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MY WISH

My Wish  What do you have to be sorry for, What is so sad about your life, Why are you in pain? Don’t bug me with your problems, I’m tired of your clouded rain.   I don’t want to see … Continue reading

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Day That Remains Unnamed

I remember being cold and that it was dark but not so dark that I couldn’t see what was happening. There was a light, that’s right… one light was on. I was crying without making a sound. I can’t recall … Continue reading

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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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Hold It All Together…No More

Single Mom Work Too Hard Pulled In Many Directions …once was but am no more Hold It All Together A precious balance so delicate Runner of Miles To Keep Me Sane …once was but am no more Know where my … Continue reading

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My article in the August edition of ‘Women’s Running’

This came out at a great time. I sure need the motivation and reminder of what it feels like to be healthy. Thank you to Kara with Women’s Running for feeling my story was worth telling!

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