Heavy Lifting

Love can lift very heavy loads.  I got to spend some time with my parents this weekend, and we are so blessed to have the relationship we have.  It didn’t come easily–it used to be World War III at my house when I was a teenager.  It took a lot of time and effort to heal the wounds, but I ... read more

All American Vegan

Good ol’ American breakfast of bacon, eggs and pancakes…except everything on this plate is vegan, and gluten-free!  I do eat some animal products, but I eat a primarily plant-based diet (more because I love animals than for health reasons), and I avoid gluten like the plague.  I found out I ... read more

Bad Reruns

Depression is like having a TV that is stuck on only one channel.  For many years, mine mostly played reruns of “Don’t get out of bed, it’s Hopeless,” and of course the old classic, “You’re fat, Ugly, and Stupid.”  It look a great deal of practice to learn to ... read more

Sleepy Bunny

I just did two Cycle House classes in a row, and now I feel like this little guy.  And I’m glad, because I really just wanted an excuse to post this picture.  You’re welcome. read more

#LoveYourRealSelfie

No makeup, no filter (and obviously no hairbrush) in honor of NED‘s Love Your Real Selfie day!  Even a year ago I would never have dreamed of posting a photo of myself without makeup on ANYWHERE.  Acceptance doesn’t happen overnight, and it’s something I still have to work on daily, but ... read more

Snap Judgements

A lot of people don’t realize this about me, but most of the time I’m actually quite shy and feel socially awkward. People often misinterpret my lack of approach and think I’m snooty, or aloof, which couldn’t be further from the truth.  This is more common than we might realize.  ... read more

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

This January I had the privilege of going to a brain stimulation conference in Beaune, France, where I learned a lot about rTMS – a powerful non-invasive treatment for Major Depression. If you have medication resistant depression and feel you’re out of options and don’t want to do ECT, ... read more