200 Times Answering God, the Telemarketer 

  Today’s post is my 200th. And I want to use my 200th post to take a moment and reflect on why I take the time to write these posts. Yes, it is therapeutic and yes I like to write. But it is more than that. It is something I feel needs to be done. […]

Gratitude

There are many tools one can use to fight back against their mental illness. One such tool, a tool I have not used, is gratitude journaling. The idea is simple. Mental illness creates negative, intrusive thoughts, and gratitude journaling creates positive thoughts. But like I said, I haven’t used it.  I haven’t used it because […]

Serenity & Wisdom

Mental illness is wicked in many ways. One of those wicked ways is that it will convince your own brain to lie to you. It will convince you that people you know love you don’t, that you are alone when you aren’t, and that you shouldn’t get help, when you really should. So it can […]

The Darkness of My Demons. And the Light of My Angels

I frequently refer to my mental health issues as demons. And to me, they absolutely are. And while I’ve talked of my faith some, the fact is that the demons of my darkness are getting a lot more screen time than the light of my angels. And as I’ve found myself thinking more about faith […]

Demons and Faith

With yesterday being Easter and all, it seems an appropriate time to talk with a little more detail about faith and the role it has played in my mental health battles. After all, I refer to the demons of my mental illnesses, perhaps I should also talk about my angels? Faith has been essential in […]

Have a Little Faith. Or Don’t. Whatever

Faith was and is an important part of my recovery. I believe my God is a loving and forgiving God, and on my darkest days I need that. Moreover, the sense of community I get from church is extremely important to combating my feelings of isolation. But that is just me. Others, even those with […]