The Sucker Punch of Anxiety, Depression & PTSD

Years ago I ran screaming from Corporate America  after a scene eerily similar to that moment in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls when Ace walks into the room with all of the taxidermied animals on the wall and commences to freaking out before he utters, "...this is a lovely room of death." I kid you not, I left my corporate job over "a lovely room of death." (You can read the fuller story here, lest you think I jest.)...more

Find out why I share my Depression Story

Often people ask me why I share my experiences with Depression. There is still so much stigma around mental illness that people are shocked when I willingly and freely discuss my own experiences with it. They assume that I am ashamed of it, and that I should hide it away from the world. I disagree....more

Drowning.... Part 1

Depression Ever After: An inside look at the life of a "normal" girl living with Depression.

Depression Ever After is my personal blog about living with Depression. I have been living with Depression since I was 14 years old, and wasn't diagnosed until I was about 21. I decided to share my Depression story through this blog in the hopes of challenging the stigma against mental illness, and giving a voice to those who have not yet found their own....more

Keeping up with Mrs. Jones

I know lots of moms. Some are crafty, some are incredibly active and others are unbelievably excellent cooks. Then there are the ones who make the whole work/life thing look ridiculously easy. It's that last set of moms that get to us. The ones who seem to have the perfect children, house, marriage - the ones that make us question how we are lacking in our own lives....more

Rainy Days and Mondays

This is not going to be a “fun” post. I’m sorry. Today is one of those days that I feel sad. These are the days that I really have to practice being happy. As I’ve said, though, happiness doesn’t really happen when you try to ignore your less-than-happy emotions. I have good days and bad days. I think that is true of most people. I’m not really sure how to say the things that I want to say today. It feels like there is a lot, and I don’t know where to start. I apologize if I end up rambling. I am, in general, a fairly private person....more

BRAGGING

The rains almost came, the sky heavy with dark clouds.  But they receded as the sun competed for attention....more

The Relationship Between Creative Genius and Mental Illness

What exactly is creative genius? How do we define it? Is creativity nurtured or is it genetic? Where do great ideas come from?...more

NOT ALL DAYS ARE EQUAL

Some days are hard.  Life is hard.  Sometimes it takes a week before I can take the towels out of the dryer.  The words don't come. When they do, they are dryer than dry....more