Tag Archives: pain

Regrets?

This will be a short blog today… I have been participating in some interviews since my CNN article came out and one question they all seem to ask is, “If you had to take anything back, what would it be?” … Continue reading

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(Recovery is a LIFE-long process) 30 Days of Mental Illness Awareness Challenge- Day 30

Day 30: What does recovery mean to you? Over the past year and two months since the incident involving me and my family I have worked hard to understand exactly what recovery means for us. Mental illness and suicide is … Continue reading

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Why I don’t like to be called strong and think calling an ill child a ‘hero’ is set up for a hard fall

The picture/quote below leaves me both conflicted and inspired. ‘Strength’ has many meanings. Some motivational and others dangerous. Like “stoic” and “tough”. My entire life I have been told how strong/tough/stoic I am. But I am not. I am not writing … Continue reading

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The Ones Left Behind

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”    ~ C.S. Lewis One thing, subject I should say,always bouncing around in my head more so than the pain of depression and tiredness of life was the ones … Continue reading

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