A blog about surrender, hope, and new beginnings

Today’s interview is with Tracy Thompson, the author of “The Beast: A Journey Through Depression” and “The Ghost in the House: Motherhood, Raising Children, and Struggling with Depression.” She has won numerous mental health awards, including one from NAMI for her “lasting contributions to mental health issues.”   Question: The first two sentences of your...
I loved the post by Dr. Eliva G. Aletta on PsychCentral.com about crying. I find it comforting to hear a shrink say that she cries too. (I thought they were immune?) Elvira gives us some history on her philosophy on weeping … Flashback to sixteen years old when I was desparately trying to get my...
I’ve dedicated many Mindful Monday posts to the topic of stillness … like how to do it. I’m still really confused, to be perfectly honest, HOWEVER, I have met several soul sisters along the way that are pursuing the same kind of spiritual peace. One of my stillness buddies is Anne Simpkinson, the online managing...
I think we would all have fewer toxic friends if we knew how to control our drawbridge. In “The Inner Voice of Love,” spiritual author Henri Nouwen writes this: You must decide for yourself to whom and when you give access to your interior life. For years you have permitted others to walk in and...
The Paradoxical Commandments were written by Kent M. Keith in 1968 as part of a booklet for student leaders. For more than thirty years, they have circled the globe, been graced on refrigerators, featured in speeches, and even put up on the wall of a children’s home in Calcutta, India by Mother Teresa herself. I...
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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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