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December 31, 2017
When Nothing Works

This wave of despair started on Friday, December 1.  Today is December 31 and I have tried everything I know to alleviate the darkness.  I’ll dig out a few feet and then sink  deeper.  I’m pushing through my third wave of suicidal and self-harm thoughts and plans.  So alone.  So scared.  No one to talk […]

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December 11, 2017
The Beauty of the Bug Zapper

“’Big sister, I love you but you’ve always held a mean grudge ….’” Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley Recently, we bought a bug zapper that looks like a tennis racket!  Ahh, the joy we get when we hear a bug sizzle – especially the wasps that like to live on our patio.  In order to […]

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December 4, 2017
Battling the Enemy Within

No aspect of me is actually an enemy.  I need every single element of my personality.  BUT, let’s be honest, sometimes parts of who we are feel like the enemy, wound like the enemy.  Even though all parts of me are actually trying to help me thrive and survive, some aspects are more misguided than […]

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    In April 2012 I had a mental breakdown. The real thing. I have about 36 hours that I don’t remember....

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  • All of my novels, at least so far, have an element of mental illness within a character.  Decide to Hope is the most autobiographical in that I struggle in many ways exactly as the female protagonist. 
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