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 Secret Fear…

Scared…  Terrified….  I am almost crippled and sweaty; fearful of something other people do without hesitation. I would prefer to face a tiger or a snake. What is it???  Talking on the phone. Why?? I don’t know. I have no … 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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