To my sweet little puppy Celia, Yesterday, you crossed the Rainbow Bridge and left me here with my memories. Just before you left me, we had a chance to say goodbye. I sobbed and told you how sorry I am and how much I will miss you. You were in such pain and discomfort that … More You Were My Dog and I Was Your Little Boy
I’ve been writing a book for quite a while now. It’s a book about my life with an emphasis on my struggles with major depression and my story of recovery and hope. The pages are filled with memories from my childhood and how these memories shaped my core beliefs about myself and the world around … More Mother’s Day Musings
How many of you know the story of The Wood-Cutter? It is an oft-told tale and it contains a meaningful lesson. Here is the story of The Wood-Cutter. The Wood-Cutter Once upon a time there was a very strong wood-cutter. He asked for a job from a timber merchant and he got it. The pay … More The Wood-Cutter
Several years ago, I was a mathematics teacher in a high school. I was one of those business people who was laid off and found out that the school system was looking for people like me who could learn how to be a teacher. I found out that I was not made to be a … More Does This Make Sense?
I work for a small, non-profit organization. By small, I mean there are a few full-time employees, a few part-time employees, and as many volunteer as we can muster. My main responsibility is to work with our local affiliates. There are over 20 of them, and 1 of me. I am also involved in planning … More Feeling Stress or Distress?
I attended a meeting today. The meeting took place in Vidalia, GA. Those in attendance were members of the police force, educators, people who work in agencies dealing with children and youths, as well as Juvenile Court Judge Sherri McDonald. The purpose of the meeting was to kick off a new Crisis Intervention Team program … More This Happened in the Second Grade
This evening, Facebook reminded me of a post of mine from New Year’s Eve, 2014. On my high school senior class wall, I wrote: There are very few things I regret. One of them is thinking that, when we were at OPHS, I wasn’t cool enough, confident enough, talented enough, thin enough, worthy enough, to … More Who Was That Masked Man?
Last night, the Atlanta Falcons played in one of the most exciting Super Bowls in the 51-year history of the game. They even set some records along the way. It was the first Super Bowl game to go into overtime. The Falcons blew the biggest lead in Super Bowl history to lose the game. League … More What To Do When Your Team Blows the Big Game
I read an article today that really hit home. The article was written about a young woman who seemingly had it all together. She had excellent grades, a great group of friends, and was involved in campus groups. Nobody would ever think of her as suffering from depression. This description really hit home with me … More High-Functioning Depression
Yesterday was a stressful day for me at work. I felt like I had more than enough to do and not enough time to do it. Then, more things came my way and I really felt overwhelmed. I needed a break so I went outside and just stood there for a few minutes. I took … More In Control