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Sharing how my late-in-life depression diagnosis has affected me, and how I have come to realize it’s a strength, not a weakness. Providing tips, and resources for others living with depression.

Attempting to shine light on my depression journey, and end the stigma associated with depression and anxiety, as well as all mental health issues.

I also touch upon parenting with depression.

2 12, 2021

Practice Mental Healing: 6 Daily Actions

By | 2021-11-26T13:23:41-05:00 December 2, 2021|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on Practice Mental Healing: 6 Daily Actions

Mental health is an important topic that needs more discussion. Mental health refers to our emotional state of well-being, including how we think about ourselves and interact with others. Practice Mental Healing: 6 Daily Actions Mental health is a personal matter you shouldn't overlook. There are many daily ways to improve mental health. This blog [...]

20 01, 2021

4 Reasons to Regularly Meet With a Psychiatrist when you’re overwhelmed

By | 2021-01-09T15:17:41-05:00 January 20, 2021|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on 4 Reasons to Regularly Meet With a Psychiatrist when you’re overwhelmed

If you're feeling overwhelmed in your life, it's time to accept you need to ask for help and actually ACCEPT the help. Friends and family are great to talk to, but a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist, are the best ones to go to for long-term help.

23 12, 2020

Healing Power of art therapy for depression

By | 2020-12-12T10:14:22-05:00 December 23, 2020|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on Healing Power of art therapy for depression

When living with depression, sometimes you want to treat it without medications. It's a personal choice one must make for themselves. Alternatives to medication is traditional therapy, as well as Art Therapy. Both are great ways to help you heal from and cope with depression.

13 11, 2019

How Therapy Benefits Your Mental Health

By | 2019-10-30T16:31:02-04:00 November 13, 2019|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on How Therapy Benefits Your Mental Health

There's no doubting if you're open to trusting the process, and you find a therapist you truly feel is a good fit, therapy benefits your mental health.

11 09, 2019

4 Helpful Tips for Handling Depression after Losing a Loved One

By | 2019-08-28T10:02:40-04:00 September 11, 2019|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on 4 Helpful Tips for Handling Depression after Losing a Loved One

If you live with depression every day, it's even more difficult after losing a loved one. We're sharing 4 tips for handling depression after a loss. Read more today...

5 06, 2019

Dealing with Loss: 4 Ways to Receive Support While Mourning a Loved One

By | 2019-05-18T19:51:21-04:00 June 5, 2019|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on Dealing with Loss: 4 Ways to Receive Support While Mourning a Loved One

Dealing with loss isn't easy. Often involves depression. Learn how to receive support while mourning a loved one so you don't sink deeper into the sadness.

27 12, 2017

Another year of life, another year living with depression

By | 2017-12-10T19:31:18-05:00 December 27, 2017|Depression & Mental Health|1 Comment

Another year of life, another year living with depression. Not all of us make it to a new year. Many with depression no longer continue the journey.

29 11, 2017

Tips to help handle holiday depression

By | 2017-11-25T11:33:42-05:00 November 29, 2017|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on Tips to help handle holiday depression

Helpful and practical tips to handle holiday depression like a boss! Holidays bring out anxiety, depression, and sometimes, you need help dealing with it.

25 09, 2017

Handling multiple life changes when living with depression

By | 2017-09-22T12:00:15-04:00 September 25, 2017|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on Handling multiple life changes when living with depression

Handling multiple life changes when living with depression takes a lot of work. I'm sharing ways I found to help me during major transitions in life.

31 07, 2017

Simple ways to support a friend living with depression

By | 2017-07-20T21:02:06-04:00 July 31, 2017|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on Simple ways to support a friend living with depression

Simple ways to support a friend living with depression truly are SIMPLE. Friends don't always know you need it, and when they do, they don't know how to provide it. Many of us with depression don't ask for help. More often than not, we feel like it's a burden for our friends, and family. Sadly, [...]

26 06, 2017

Managing depression when living your every day life

By | 2017-06-26T10:35:37-04:00 June 26, 2017|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on Managing depression when living your every day life

Managing depression when living your every day life isn't something that comes easily. It doesn't matter who you are, it's going to take a lot of starts and stops. Know there's not one thing wrong with struggling to find just the right formula to managing depression. Just keep moving forward. Ask for help. Each of [...]

22 05, 2017

Depression presents itself as anger in many of us

By | 2017-06-01T12:25:41-04:00 May 22, 2017|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on Depression presents itself as anger in many of us

Depression presents itself as anger in many of us Depression presents itself as anger in many of us living with depression. If you're close enough to one of us dealing with depression, don't get butt hurt over it. We're just as confused as you are when we rage against the machine. Depression presents itself as anger [...]

24 04, 2017

Comfort in the panic, depression and anxiety. It’s what I know.

By | 2017-06-01T12:25:32-04:00 April 24, 2017|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on Comfort in the panic, depression and anxiety. It’s what I know.

Comfort in the panic, depression and anxiety. The goal each day as I live with depression, is to "get better." However, sometimes, there's comfort in the panic, depression and anxiety. It's what I know. I retreat back into it, because I need to, in order to get through certain things. Sounds bizarre, I know. Trust [...]

27 03, 2017

Two steps forward, one step back on the journey with depression

By | 2017-06-01T12:25:23-04:00 March 27, 2017|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on Two steps forward, one step back on the journey with depression

Two steps forward, one step back on the journey with depression. It's normal to make huge strides while living with depression. I've come to the realization I'll have struggles, get through the struggles, and find myself dealing with some of the same struggles more than once. Apparently, live and learn applies to me, but only [...]

27 02, 2017

Winter Depression – it’s a form of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

By | 2020-10-26T11:05:39-04:00 February 27, 2017|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on Winter Depression – it’s a form of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Winter Depression - it's a form of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder.) It's legit, and it happens to many of us. Learn more about it TODAY!

6 02, 2017

Don’t take depression on all on your own! Find a therapist.

By | 2017-06-01T12:25:03-04:00 February 6, 2017|Depression & Mental Health|4 Comments

Don't take depression on all on your own. Find a therapist. It's the best advice I can give, as someone who has tried doing it not only alone, but also with a therapist. The better way? Bringing on the help of a solid therapist that fits with you. Depression is more than sadness. It's a [...]

30 01, 2017

Talking to others about depression results in a variety of reactions

By | 2017-06-01T12:24:48-04:00 January 30, 2017|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on Talking to others about depression results in a variety of reactions

Talking to others about depression results in a variety of reactions. Some of the reactions are kind. Other reactions are.... how do I put this? Well, let's just say after we've parted ways I wonder how they tie their shoes each day without help. I'm not judging them for their reaction, I'm legit perplexed. You'd [...]

23 01, 2017

Living with depression takes unbelievable strength

By | 2017-06-01T12:24:39-04:00 January 23, 2017|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on Living with depression takes unbelievable strength

Living with depression takes unbelievable strength. Many think it's something that makes all of us out here, dealing with depression, weak. They are mistaken. Not many can handle the feeling of drowning all day, yet get up every day, and live their lives. Yes, living life isn't just about the happy times, it's about the hard [...]

16 01, 2017

Mothering through the depression one day at a time

By | 2017-06-01T12:24:27-04:00 January 16, 2017|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on Mothering through the depression one day at a time

Prior to being a mother, depression hit me throughout my life. I can safely say, it's far more heart breaking to live with depression after your children arrive. Before kids, I didn't even know it was depression. I just thought I was sad for extended periods of time, and I was a loner who felt [...]

9 01, 2017

Depression is unique to each person living and dealing with it

By | 2017-06-01T10:43:59-04:00 January 9, 2017|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on Depression is unique to each person living and dealing with it

Depression is unique to each person living, and dealing, with it. Each of us out here, going through our journey with depression, aren't the same. We may share similar thoughts, but like snowflakes, we're all different. Depression is unique to each person living and dealing with it Realizing I suffer from depression has been a long [...]

2 01, 2017

Something I’ve never shared about myself, until now

By | 2017-06-01T10:43:47-04:00 January 2, 2017|Depression & Mental Health|6 Comments

You've all gotten to know me over the years. I rarely hold back anything I'm thinking, and some have told me I have no filter. Personally, I prefer to live my life knowing I'm speaking from my heart; writing my truth. I come from a place of good intentions, and sure, at times, it might [...]