My Loud Whispers of Hope–My New Blog Name and a Poem

“Turn loud whispers of hope into shouts of joy for the triumph of life and living.” ~Susan Walz My Loud Whispers of Hope When I finally accepted the theory that … Continue reading My Loud Whispers of Hope–My New Blog Name and a Poem

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Regarding Stigma and Addiction

I have been researching a lot lately about addiction and recovery as I have come to realize that most of my struggles and pain from living a mental illness life … Continue reading Regarding Stigma and Addiction

What Anxiety Feels Like (and two worship videos to give you hope)

Imagine you are about to give an unrehearsed speech to 500 people in a large auditorium. This speech will determine whether or not you get a job. It is very … Continue reading What Anxiety Feels Like (and two worship videos to give you hope)

Melancholy – A Poem

“And so being young and dipped in folly, I fell in love with melancholy.” Edgar Allen Poe Hello. You’re back. I remember you well. We go way back and are … Continue reading Melancholy – A Poem

Ripple Effect of PTSD and Mental Illness

I wrote this about a week ago after a visit from my parents. My PTSD was triggered significantly after only seeing them briefly, but I made it through once again. … Continue reading Ripple Effect of PTSD and Mental Illness

The School of Hard Knocks Opens the Door to Recovery

If you have been following my blog or story for a while and are familiar with my story, I apologize that some of this post repeats my story and journey. … Continue reading The School of Hard Knocks Opens the Door to Recovery

The Cure for Depression: Meditate, Pray, Journal, etc.

Welcome to suggestion #12 on curing depression. I’ve got a word for you fellow depressors: Mindfulness. Have you heard that one lately? I don’t even social media that much since … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: Meditate, Pray, Journal, etc.