When Our Pain Defines Us

We all have them. The stories of what happened to us in the past; the trauma, the onset of mental illness, the break up, the major job loss, the divorce and the abuse. We tell these stories over and over and over again. We share them with friends, therapists, 12 step groups, yoga teachers, anyone […]

A Day In The Life With Depression

  It’s my voice but it is never kind to me. They are my thoughts but they never support me. All is dark, I am trapped, my body no longer moves the way it normally does. I have tunnel vision and the tunnel is very dark and very scary. I lose my ability to feel […]

Some Stories Take Longer To Heal

Ouch. I woke up in a lot of emotional pain this morning and I know exactly why. Last night I shared my past with a new friend of mine going into major detail of the traumas, the hurt, the despair and I basically felt like I relived each event. I felt my heart shatter into […]

Back To That “Place” Again

Sometimes it feels as though I make incredible progress with my dark emotions and past wounds and then all of a sudden I  fall right back to what feels like my very first time dealing with my depression. Feeling disconnected from self is hard to explain. I feel no connection to my life around me, everything seems difficult […]

Emotional Pain: Psychological Or Spiritual Issue?

“Emotional pain is not just a psychological issue; it is a spiritual issue. Depression may or may not be a disease of the brain, but it is definitely a disease of the soul. Modern psychotherapy has taken up some of the slack, and yet it too fails to deliver when it doesn’t acknowledge the soul […]

Acknowledging Our Suffering To Be Free

“The practice of healing long-held suffering begins the moment you acknowledge the suffering is there” -The Universe Has Your Back For so many years I carried around unnecessary emotional baggage. I had resentments from my childhood, hurt from things that happened at school, pain from past rejection, heartbreak unattended to and so much more. Carrying […]

When Heartbreak And Depression Collide

When I rack my brain to remember the last time I didn’t have depression I realize that I was 18 years old. Up to that point I was talkative, spirited, lively, bubbly and had so many plans for my bright future. I never missed my commitments, parties, school, dances, sporting events or any of it […]

The Girl With The Broken Spirit

I finally heard it. The exact words that describe what happened to me when I was a little girl. “My spirit got broken.” When I heard someone say those words the other day, a whole new world of pain opened up for me when I realized that it was exactly it, the perfect description to […]