Taming the BEAST

Photo by Philipp Pilz on Unsplash Beast (noun) 3: something formidably difficult to control or deal withMerriam-Webster Dictionary Depression takes many forms. Some people refer to their depression as part of their identity. Others express their depression as another side of them, while others express depression as a separate entity from themselves. The "Overcoming Depression" guide's [...]

Maybe I am Depressed…

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels “The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.”– Unknown One of the first mental health issues we will tackle together will be depression. During the COVID19 pandemic, many people have either relapsed into depression or questioned whether they have it. In this post, I will highlight the key [...]

Celebrating Life

"When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world."John 16:21 English Standard Version Today is my third child's , Naomi, first birthday. We are so [...]

Switching Directions

Photo by James Wheeler from Pexels “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.”Henry Ford I have ruminated for years about how to write this blog and how to expand it. Fear of various things have gotten in my way [...]

April… A Month of Grief

Photo by Irina Anastasiu from Pexels "The darker the night, the brighter the stars,The deeper the grief, the closer is God"Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment April was a rough month. I debated back and forth about the best ways to blog, but couldn't bring myself to put words down. I decided to be forgiving to [...]

Social Distancing

Photo by Markus Spiske from Pexels There's nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.Willie Stargell Despite the recent mandates to stay home, my personal life hasn't change drastically. This may come as a surprise because I try do a lot of activities. Nevertheless, most days [...]

Disney Princesses

Photo by Raychan on Unsplash "They can't order me to stop dreaming."Cinderella It's been about 2-3 weeks since I've posted. It's ironic because I have done a few exciting things since my last post. I've appeared on my first podcast and assisted in brewing beer at a brewery. There have also been a lot of [...]

Adoration

Photo by @heftiba.co.uk on Unsplash Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.William Arthur Ward I can't believe that February is almost over. It seems that as I get older, the days, months, and years get [...]

Routine

Photo by Content Pixie on Unsplash As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.Henry Van Dyke When I started writing this post, my initial approach was to write about how I needed more routine. I have had so many new things happen to me in the last [...]