I am Alive and Well

I am alive and well, and I think it is important to take a moment to stop and recognize this, especially with the recent remembrance of 9/11 and World Suicide Prevention day on 9/10. So many people died in the 9/11 tragedy and the aftermath that occurred as a result, and every day, people die […]

Facing the Storms

The waves in my mind have been calm for the most part, gently rocking me as I relax on my back, enjoying the warm sun kissing my skin. I hear seagulls passing by and smell salt in the air.

I am all alone, but I am glad.

I try not to think about the storm that I know will eventually come my way, but today is not the day to worry about what is not now. These storms will always come back, the depression will kick in, and I will find myself kicking to keep my head afloat from the tall waves crashing down on me, but I will stand strong and face the storms. My loved ones are my boat, and the Lord is my life jacket because He alone can handle the harsh, relentless waves. He is not bothered by turbulence or storms. He is my stability.

I am not afraid.

So, today, I will be. I will silence the voice in my head whispering, “The storms will be back, you know,” and enjoy the here and now as I float in my sea of happiness.

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Image from: Facing the storm by Nadra Khan

Spring, the Rebirth

I don’t know about you, but I could not be happier than spring is here. The trees are full of green and pretty colors, the grass is growing back, and the sun is shining and warm. Around the end of February or so, I got hit with the dreaded wintery depression. My anxiety was through […]

The Anxious Doe

Some days are definitely better than others. I feel I definitely earn my gold star adulting stickers and then other days… What happened? On the days that are not so good—from general anxiety to stress to being hangry (which is very real, trust me) and everything in between—social interactions can be a big struggle for […]