You Have Reached Your Mountaintop

About a week ago, I had new hire training at my job, and one of the things we do at that point in the year is a service project for ...
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7 Lessons My Disability Taught Me

I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age 2, and throughout my journey, my disability has taught me many lessons that have helped me in my everyday life. Here are ...
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Why Being A Parent Is The Most Beautiful Gift

Although it may not always be easy to see, parenting truly is the most beautiful gift that we will ever receive in this lifetime. It comes with many strong emotions ...
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Thank You For Making Me Better

The people I have to thank for making me better are my best friends, who I call my chosen family. These four people walked into different stages of my life ...
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Why I’m Unapologetically Celebrating My Birthday As Someone With Mental Illness

No matter how old I’m turning, my birthday is typically a fairly laid-back affair.  I’ll go out to lunch or dinner with a few local friends. If I’m feeling particularly ...
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An Open Letter To My Depression

Dear Depression,  I have basked in the light of your misery since I was 17 years old.  I know that once you make us miserable, you won’t go away, no ...
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Why I’m Not Limiting Myself To Releasing Mental Health Books

When I first started my writing career, my main focus was mental health. I was so passionate about mental health issues because I believed that they deserve our attention. My ...
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Why I Will Never Give Up On You

You worry that everyone is preparing to walk out the door. In the past, nobody held on during the dark times; they just stayed for the brighter days. Anxious thoughts ...
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