Inspiration & Hope

About once a week I hear the same question from a reader, “What keeps you going?” The short answer is lots of things. I use a variety of tools to persevere through my struggle with depression because what works on one day doesn’t the next. I have to break some hours into 15-minute intervals and...
I like to post inspirational quotes on my Facebook page a few times a week. I thought I’d chose my favorite among them and include them here. Share this:
Seven weeks from last night, I board a plane to Paris and will arrive at St. Jean Pied de Port the next day to start my six-week hike along the Way of St. James, or the sacred pilgrimage of Camino de Santiago. Along with my 15-pound backpack of essentials, I bring along some of the...
Up until last week, I hadn’t done rage. Polite ladies don’t go there. Anger turned inward Some say the definition of depression is anger turned inward. I suppose, then, my rage has been tucked away inside my tears. The other day I spoke with a group of women about handling negative thoughts. “When I am...
If it seems like I’ve been writing about mistakes a lot, it’s because I feel like I’m making a lot of them and am trying my best to sift through the uneven emotions felt in their aftermath. Fortunately, I’m in good company. On my post The Value of Our Mistakes, a reader wrote: My beginning...
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Therese Borchard
I am a writer and chaplain trying to live a simple life in Annapolis, Maryland.

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