Month

December 2014
At least once a month I get an email from someone who says she has read my blogs and she knows what I should do: rely on Jesus and let my faith heal me. Now I know her heart is good and she speaks from a place of compassion. I know that because I recognize...
The last few months I have been working on developing a community that is not on Facebook for persons who struggle with treatment-resistant depression or another chronic mood disorder, a place where folks can form groups and post videos and have conversations that won’t accidentally show up on their timeline. I also wanted a home for...
I overhead my husband describing my health to someone on the phone the other day. “She’s definitely better,” he said. “She’s trying a lot of new things. It’s hard to say what’s helping the most.” “Well, she’ll always have it. I mean, it will never go away completely. But she’s able to manage her symptoms...
I feel guilty writing that: “getting through the holidays.” I’ve done an excellent job this year of scheduling events that will force my brain to appreciate the magic of the holiday season: I actually participated in a cookie swap even though sugar makes me suicidal; I made time last week to attend a friend’s holiday...
Last week, I had an interesting discussion with Eric Zimmer of “The One You Feed.” They produced a 55-minute podcast of the interview that includes the following points: The One You Feed parable. Battling treatment resistant depression. Turning struggle into service. Her long battles with depression. Treating depression holistically. Combining traditional medicine with alternative medicine. How...
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