A blog about surrender, hope, and new beginnings

Shortly after the death of Robin Williams I wrote a post called What I Wish People Knew About Depression. It was a small effort to chip away at the stigma associated with depression and to raise awareness of the complexities inherent to mood disorders. I have expounded on those statements here and rearranged them to read...
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:
If I had only one wish in life it wouldn’t be unlimited funds or a bottomless pot of coffee, not a condo in Maui or free college degrees for my kids. I wouldn’t even want to add years to my life. My wish would be this: to become more emotionally resilient — to be able...
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...
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