Facing a Fork in the Road?

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Most of us have reached a point in life where paths diverge. It becomes a question of what path – what life – to choose. There are no guarantees of how a particular path will work out. No saying which will be easier, which is attainable, which leads to success.

It’s scary choosing when you have no information. Continue reading Facing a Fork in the Road?

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When You Feel Like Giving Up

Those of you who still listen to the radio and/or contemporary music, you may have noticed a new song that turned the heads of a quite a few listeners, both in the studio and out. As it grows more and more popular, it’s hard not to truly listen to the lyrics and hear what it’s about. In saying that, when I first heard it, I was surprised. By the title alone it’s obviously talking about mental illness, which is something not often addressed in that art form. It’s so different. Daring, almost. However, as it’s slowly being played more on the radio, I’m finding it’s just as strong as when I heard it that very first time.

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What Depression Can Look Like

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We’ve all seen pictures of a girl huddled in a dark room. Sometimes her legs are curled up to her chest, or her arms wrapped around her torso in a sort of self-hug. She probably has messy hair and a mascara-streaked face. But is that really what it looks like in real life?

Is it remotely possible that there is more to depression than society has the time to acknowledge?

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When Forgiving Hurts

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An unavoidable part of the human condition is getting hurt. Whether it be a minor, moderate, or traumatizing pain, we are all put in the position of having to forgive.

What happens when forgiving someone feels like letting them get away with it? What happens when the person you have to forgive is yourself?

Sometimes forgiving hurts.  Continue reading When Forgiving Hurts