First and foremost, to all who lost a father, a grandfather, or a father-like figure – my heart goes out to you. I hope this past Father’s Day was a day of remembrance and not a day of pain. Holidays are hard for us who grieve. It begs the question…will it ever get better?
Written by Jan, a guest writer
I was born paralyzed from the knee down and with other nerve damage. Depression for me came about in high school, but I believe it was more situational for me than for others. For me, I was often down because of things I couldn’t do. Continue reading Face the Mirror
I won’t do a disservice to those who have lived with chronic pain for years by putting myself in the same category. I haven’t received an official diagnosis of “chronic pain” due to a life-threatening or non-curable disease. I have experienced medication-resistant pain for years though.
The problem with pain is that it is so outside of our control. Continue reading Being in Pain Sucks
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
Opening up about a personal problem is almost unheard of in today’s society. We are taught to put on our best faces and leave that extra baggage at home. However, in those rare moments when others do peel away the mask, there seems to be a generic fallback response:
Someone else has it worse.
Have you ever met someone who apologized for every little thing? Not in a sympathetic type of way, but a person who legitimately felt at fault for every single one of their actions, behaviors, or even thoughts? To a third party, doing so may seem silly or even a nuisance, but for some reason they just feel they’re imposing on the status quo of society. Continue reading It’s Okay To Not Be Okay