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So…Need some help?

The mental health system is a mess. Yes, we are working hard to reduce the stigma of mental health, but are we offering solutions and insight on how to get the help you need? I have not found many published solutions. Psychiatrists numbers are low. It can take weeks, even months to get into see… Continue reading So…Need some help?

Depression

There are no words

I listened to S Town this week.  I knew early on in the first episode what would happen to John.  He said he couldn't describe his darkness in words, but I think he did a damn good job.  Maybe that is because I could relate to the darkness John experienced at times.  I could relate… Continue reading There are no words

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In a Flash

"Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something NEW , Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a ROADWAY through the Wilderness, RIVERS in the desert" Isaiah 43:18-19 I saw this scripture on Meg Moore Tully's… Continue reading In a Flash

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FULL CIRCLE

I had a date with my husband for the first time in FOREVER last night.  It was the perfect storm.  All the kids were out and about and taken care of.  Well, John was laid up in bed after having his wisdom teeth taken out:) We didn't go far; just down to Billy's.  We wanted… Continue reading FULL CIRCLE

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Adversity vs. Anxiety

For all of you who have taken AWARE's online survey on village living.com, the results show that the number 2 worry you have about your children/ community is the stress that is put on our children at such a young age. As I sit in the stands during baseball season I hear a lot of… Continue reading Adversity vs. Anxiety

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When I think I am the worst mom in the whole world……

My Inspiration Through Life Everyone in life will always have one person they look up to. My mom is a huge role model in mine. Her name is Louise Wilson Null but, we call her lulu for short. She is a stay at home mom but, that isn’t all she does. My mom loves to… Continue reading When I think I am the worst mom in the whole world……

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Tragedy, Loss and Insensitivity

Yesterday, Birmingham lost another soul to a senseless tragedy. My heart goes out to his wife and children. My heart hurts for them profoundly. I mentioned before, how could a "caveman" be depressed? He provides for his family. He has responsibilities to put them through school and pay for their activities. It is for those… Continue reading Tragedy, Loss and Insensitivity

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Where is God in the Darkness?

Did you know David in the Bible battled severe depression? "How long must I bear pain in my soul, and have sorrow in my heart all day long?" Ps 13:2. He knew the darkness and hopelessness we feel. He questioned God often why he left him alone: "Why, O Lord, do you stand far off?… Continue reading Where is God in the Darkness?

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Peace and Contentment

According to The American Dictionary of the American  Language: Happiness:  the agreeable sensations which spring from the enjoyment of good; to a person distressed with pain, relief from that pain affords happiness.  Perfect happiness or pleasure unalloyed with pain, is not attainable in this life. Peace: a state of quiet tranquility; freedom from disturbance or… Continue reading Peace and Contentment

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Laughter

Yesterday was a long day for me.  I woke up at 4, tried to go back to bed til 5.  That mind of mine wouldn't let me go back to sleep. That was not how I wanted to start my day.  Now, add in the wonderful weather we were having.  SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder.  It… Continue reading Laughter