You Are Not the Spark, You Are the Flame

I'm not going to lie. I struggled with what to write today. Something quick. Didn't have time to write anything elaborate. Deep. Meaningful. Maybe share a video or two of some happy, dance-able songs. Instead, this is what came. A picture of a candle with hands holding them forward. A light in the deep darkness. … Continue reading You Are Not the Spark, You Are the Flame

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Story Monday: What Really Helps Me With Depression

https://youtu.be/O5GFiDdGGGM Long time no see. I've been absent for a couple of months, completely unexpected, for a few different reasons. The chaos that entered my life almost half a year ago still plays a great roll in devouring my time, but I can't blame it wholly for why I've been away. The real reason I've … Continue reading Story Monday: What Really Helps Me With Depression

Encouraging Story Monday: Lost and Found

https://youtu.be/T9XFO1oSk68 I’m lost. Somewhere deep in this dank cave. My eyes have tried in vain to adjust to the consuming darkness. I can’t do this. The cold stone takes my blood offering without my consent. This will be where I die. How did I end up here? I closed my eyes and leaned against the … Continue reading Encouraging Story Monday: Lost and Found

Are You Enough?

The young man stood in the all too familiar rut. Grooves dug into the soles of his bare feet. He pressed his feet down and pain shot up his legs and he gritted his teeth. Green surrounded him. Vast fields of lush, soft grass and clover dotted with pinks and purples and whites. He ignored … Continue reading Are You Enough?

Family

I go back and forth with thoughts on if I should give explanation for the prose below or not. Let me just say that this is an ideal portrait. For me it is real, for so many it is not. There is much we think we understand when it comes to things like depression and … Continue reading Family