The following are the top 15 most popular posts published here on Defying Shadows. Let's recap shall we? 15. I'm Fine! We've all seen the meme's on Facebook and Pinterest, the ones that say that if a Woman says she's fine, she is anything but that. Sometimes this is true, and sometimes it is not, … Continue reading Our Top 15 Posts!
The past few weeks during our Flashback Friday's, I have shared some of my deepest and darkest moments. The recovery process was not easy. It was the hardest few months of my life. But with a lot of prayer, many hours of talking to counselors, and the belief that one day I would get better, … Continue reading Not Perfect… But I’m Healing!
Last week we talked about my emotional breakthrough that lead to the road of recovery for me. Today's Flashback Friday brings us to the days, weeks, and months following my first steps towards recovery. I started to recover (in the sense that I stopped harming myself) and things were finally looking brighter until the pain … Continue reading Relapse and Lies
For years, I had hid my pain from those around me. Flash a smile and suddenly the endless questions and prying stop. But then someone came and noticed the hurt in my eyes. They saw past the fake smiles, and the tough attitude. They began to ask me questions I believed I was not ready … Continue reading The Path Worth Taking
Last week's Flashback Friday brought us back to a summer night back in 2009, where I went with my youth group to a camp's worship night nearby. Today we will pick up where we left off. While at the worship service, there was a girl there; one none of us knew. She announced that night … Continue reading I Feel Your Pain!
For today's Flashback Friday I am going to take us back to a summer evening back in 2009. I was going with my youth group to a camp an hour away for the night; We made a pit stop at a McDonald's around suppertime, and amidst the commotion and chaos of getting out of the … Continue reading I don’t feel….. Anything.
Today's Flashback Friday will be a little different from the ones before. Today I would like to share a post with you that I shared several months ago, but wrote back in 2012. I felt this would be a good time to reshare this for those who missed it the first time. The Buds and … Continue reading Repost: The Buds and The Bees
I have written and rewritten my story so many times, and it has been a struggle to find the right words, and decide which parts needed to be taken out, which needed to be shortened, and which needed to be expanded. I have finally decided that instead of sharing it all at once, I would … Continue reading Does This Make Me Weird?
I remember back at the end of high school, I told someone I wanted to be a motivational speaker. I wanted to share my story and encourage others who were struggling with depression, anxiety, and self-harm. What that person said to me was meant with the most love possible, but crushed my only dream at … Continue reading What is Success?