When we know that we exist in the mind and heart of someone who loves us, who is attuned to our thoughts and feelings and truly individually cares about us, we are strengthened to press on through the difficulties of life.… Read More Loneliness and Resilience
…if we don’t give up on God or on ourselves, if we persist and persevere, doing what we can to reach out for God’s light even when it doesn’t feel forthcoming, the light will begin to come back into our lives and grow brighter and brighter.… Read More Light in the Darkness of Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is not a one-size-fits-all kind of illness. There are a wide variety of OCD subtypes that can combine into a unique “flavor” that is as unique as the individual who has the condition. But instead of individuals choosing which obsessions and compulsions they’d prefer (which, of course, no one would do), it’s their malfunctioning brain that builds their OCD around whatever topics or areas of life are most important to them.… Read More What’s your flavor (of OCD)?
It can be easy to start to feel hopeless and want to just give up…if we look back and really try to remember, we will see that God never leaves us alone during these difficult times, and He won’t leave us alone now or in the future. … Read More “Reminder Break”
…He filled me with just the right amount of strength to endure that I needed, without undermining my efforts. He had to allow it to be just beyond my current abilities, so that I could grow in my abilities…God is there. God is good. You can trust Him. Because of Him, there is nothing that is more than you can handle. … Read More More Than I Can Handle?
Let’s be honest, some days, your mental illness totally kicks your trash and beats the heck out of you…If you are having a miserable day like me, lets both decide we will NOT give up. Please use a strategy that can help you endure. You can use one of these ideas, or think up one of your own.… Read More How to Endure
…when no clear divine guidance came regarding what God wanted me to do in my life, OCD began filling my mind with a barrage of “what ifs” and intrusive images of catastrophes that completely debilitated me and made me unable to make any choices.… Read More Decision-making OCD