With 2017 marking the 20th anniversary of my descent into a severe mental health crisis, I’m using it as a reminder of how that dark time was the start of rebuilding my life and turning me into who I am today. So, as writing is such a cathartic practice for me, I’m going to look … Continue reading Bare Feet – A Way Of Life, 20 Years On
While Dory is quite amazing herself, dealing with something as big as short-term memory loss can require help. Just like help can be required with other mental disorders.
I never thought I'd have the courage to share my story.
I have often told people, especially younger ones, not to overly worry about problem that is bothering them when they think about the future. I tell them the future is not yet now, and I often say to them, “when you get there, either the problem will no longer be there, or God will give … Continue reading #12DaysOfThanksgiving | Giving Thanks Despite Our Weaknesses
Shortsightedness seems to be a weakness of mine. It is interesting that we have a hard time trusting that things will work out when there are storms in our lives, but once we are through them, we often see the strength that grew because of them. I once heard a story about scientists who were … Continue reading #12DaysOfThanksgiving | Rosie’s Thoughts on Thankfulness
“In honour of Valentine’s day this upcoming Saturday, Defying Shadows is doing a week on the different valentine shadows that can make this time of year a bit difficult. Today Kavesh will be sharing his thoughts and story on Breaking-Up. Remember, breaking up may be hard, but your story is not over yet! Enjoy! ~Nichole” … Continue reading Love, Break-Ups and Life
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:1-15 Sometimes the way people look at us, how they expect us to think or act, or how they judge us by their standards, gives us tremendous pressure. We know it does not have to, but we still feel the stress. At times the pressure can be so great that we yield … Continue reading In Fear and In Confidence
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 7:5-7 We have all been depressed at one point or another in our lives. Sometimes the reason or reasons are pretty obvious: an experience of grief or loss, stressful work environment, financial strain, illness, lack of rest, tension in relationship, lack of sunshine in winter, loneliness, or some other reasons that we … Continue reading A Series on Paul | Comforted and Caring
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:1-11 We have all experienced stress. When properly handled, stress is not a bad thing by itself. Stress reminds us to identify problems and implement proper problem-solving techniques. At times we were thrown off balance, however. We felt greatly pressured; we felt we could not take it anymore; we felt, hopefully not … Continue reading A Series on Paul| Comforted and Comforting
The heat comes early. A Bible lay on the bench, out of reach unless I get up. I close my eyes against the slant of light, and against the air stirred by the blades of the ceiling fan. I lean my head back, resting it on the cushy part of my chair. I don’t hear … Continue reading Wisdom Wednesday | Audacious Faith