You just have to get through the hard stuff first…..

“It’s gonna get harder before it gets easier but it will get better, you just got to make it through the hard stuff first…” – Unknown If someone had of told me in my years through struggling to survive with depression that I would be on a road to recovery, again working, and most of…

Just be kind…..

“You deserve to have a good life! Being kind to yourself means that you follow your bliss, stand up for yourself and live a life that would make you jealous. Being kind to yourself means that you treat your heart with respect, forgive your errors when necessary and punish yourself only when needed, only when…

A return to darkness….

I have a lot going through my brain, a lot that is negative self-talk brought on my mood slowly slipping into the black hole that is my depression and severe exhaustion that saps absolutely everything from me. I don’t want to be on this precipice, or maybe I have already fallen over it, despite where…

My journey is not all rosey……

WARNING:  Some of the contents of this post may be confronting and upsetting, if you feel depressed and need assistance, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or BeyondBlue on 1300 22 4636. I think I have given the wrong impression to some.  Yes I am starting to recover, but every day is a…

Depression has made me who I am…..

I often wonder where I would be, who I would be if I didn’t have depression, if depression hadn’t affected nearly all aspects of my life. Would I have found love differently in the beginning, that didnt result in so much physical and mental abuse, would I still have my family around me instead of…

Time doesn’t heal our wounds, we are, however left with scars….

“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds’, I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” – Rose Kennedy I don’t know anyone who has suffered any pain, whether it is grief, trauma, abuse, injury,…

Dreams, sorrows, and wisdom…….

“Dreams are about making us live life to the fullest, sorrows are about learning who we are, and wisdom is what we achieve from experiencing both.” – Unknown We all dream. As a little girl I dreamt I would grow up to marry a Prince, when I was a teen I dreamt I would marry…

Finding Courage……

“Courage is not the absence of fear, it’s inspiring people to move beyond it”. – Nelson Mandala With depression we lose our sense of courage and find ourselves swamped by fears, we neither inspire nor move on. Depression leaves us trapped in a world of darkness, deep sadness, controlled by helplessness, and unable to escape…