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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.”

-Maya Angelou


Let’s End the Stigma

Depression has made me want to shrink myself, hide away, avoid all of the phone calls, emails, and text messages. Depression has robbed my creativity, my motivation, my confidence and strength. But I can’t hide. The stigma surrounding mental illness is begging me to be brave. Stigma harms the 1 in 5 Americans affected byContinue reading “Let’s End the Stigma”

A Heart Full of Gratitude

I woke up this morning with a heart full of gratitude. Last week in my dialectic behavior therapy (DBT) group, I shared that I was feeling more and more confident with coping with crises and significant mood swings, but am really struggling with managing the “daily grind.”  I come home from work and I amContinue reading “A Heart Full of Gratitude”

No Mud, No Lotus

Lotuses grow from the mud and bloom into beautiful flowers.  The mud has been plentiful this year.  We are living through a global pandemic that has killed millions of people around the world.  It has changed the way we live our daily lives.  People who are at risk live in fear.  Even those of usContinue reading “No Mud, No Lotus”

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