“That is not your story”

I was told by my daughter today that people who are not depressed tend to be proactive. "I'm proactive," I said. "Everyday I make plans and come up with strategies on how to get out of bed and accomplish things, like making it through the day." "That's not proactive, that's survival," she said. "That's stupid," … Continue reading “That is not your story”

Changing the River

There are rivers that flow Each generation steps into the waters of their family Waters of the generations flow over and around each person For some the waters flow sparkling past Filled with love and contentment For some the water flows inky black Filled with pain and sorrow Passed from one generation to another Ripping … Continue reading Changing the River

Losing Someone

Sometimes I hear the phrase "it takes a community to raise a child." And there are so many ways that I agree with that. Community is very important. To everyone. This past week I experienced a rather hard thing. Someone I know died. Their death was shocking and surprising. Mostly because it was unexpected. It … Continue reading Losing Someone

Things I have learned about healing

Over the last 20years of healing I have learned a number of things.1) Things get better- it took time and work. But I have gotten better. I can do things now that I could not even imagine doing just five years ago.2) Community/support group- It is necessary to not try to live this out alone. … Continue reading Things I have learned about healing