Instant Gratification

When beginning recovery, we first make the decision to change. Then we yearn for others to understand. We want to get that special pat on the back from our friends and family that we are doing the right thing. Instant gratification for taking the first big step. It really doesn’t work that way, though. Then …

Trauma Drama

There are so many people that have been through trauma. Sexual abuse, natural disasters, loss of a life, terrorist attacks; the list goes on and on. For people that have never been through a traumatic experience or are able to cope with the situation and not have it affect them as much, that is an …

Feeling Crazy

“It’s going to be ok”, a phrase that most depressed or anxiety struck people hear all too often. We know it might be ok, but getting us to believe it is a completely different story. Our emotions take over too quickly for us to realize that they are just that, emotions. When feelings are stronger …

Jessica Believes

There was a wonderful girl in my 8th grade class. Her name was Jessica and we were on the volleyball team together. Her and I weren’t the greatest at sports; she was brainy and I was uncoordinated. We would pair up to practice because we both wanted to be better. She would yell at the …

The Struggle Is Real

The struggle is real. A great phrase that everyone can associate with. We all have struggles, hardships, and difficult times. It may change are attitudes on the situation or get us down and depressed. For us ‘different thinkers’ the struggle is 10 times what an average person experiences. Not only does the doubt take over, …