Category Archives: marathon

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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The Story. My story I will leave in Washington D.C.

I am honored to have the opportunity to speak about my personal experience with mental illness and suicide at the AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) events taking place next week in Virginia and Washington D.C. I will speak to … Continue reading

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We did it!

I completed a race today that I probably would have dropped other than the fact that I felt I needed to run it for JC. I wanted the loss my town felt by his death to be known. And that … Continue reading

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Our Little Town Lost Another Young Life To Suicide – Disappointment Remains for Our School District’s (Lack Of) Reaction and Support

A dark cloud hangs over my small town today. The silence began this morning in my home as we prepared for the day; knowing that our routine will be replaced with a funeral before we again return to our little … Continue reading

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‘Coming Out’ as Mentally Ill in the Corporate World

It’s been almost 15 months since I decided my life had to end. There had been many times when I felt I might want to end it eventually, but on Nov. 30, I had the sudden realization that every breath … 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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