Tag Archives: attempt

It takes doing the right thing; so our kids and the future, can be healthy.

It’s been a while. Sure, I have written little snippets here and there on Instagram and such but no blogs. I have just been so tired. I took some time, finally, to heal; to heal fully. I found myself breaking … Continue reading

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Father’s Day; My Dad; and Mental Illness

My Dad, he is the best. No, he really is. I don’t think I had a true appreciation for him and all he has done for us until the last couple years. I have always respected and loved him, without … Continue reading

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I Used To Be A Runner…

Not a great one, not even a good one, but I was a loyal runner. Running made me feel good. It made me ‘okay’. On days when I was angry, run down, the worst of my depressive and suicidal moods … Continue reading

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Letter to Brian: May 30, 2014

*A friend recently wrote a blog about the comments my CNN writing brought about. Some were terrible, but most were lovely. This is my response to her. I HIGHLY recommend her blog, by the way.* Laura, I love this post. … 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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The Best and Worst Part of Being in a Mental Hospital: Visitation

I am a 38 year old mother, wife, daughter, college graduate, executive, volunteer, member of the church choir, respected community member and I am mentally ill. Not only that; I have suicide ideation. I attempted in November 2012 and was … Continue reading

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The Caregiver

Good Friday has me inspired. Those of us who are Christians observe this day commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary when Easter celebrates Jesus arising from the dead and going on to live eternal life; … Continue reading

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