HIDDEN BLESSINGS

HIDDEN BLESSINGS

We recently had a big decision to make. Our son was on the wait list for a full hospitalization program that typically lasts 45-60 days. This program is a 4.5 hour drive from our house. However, we found out that the wait would be at least 2 months. That seemed too...
HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING

HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING

One thing people often ask me is how I’m able to keep a cheerful disposition with what our family is going through. I┬áthink that’s a great question, because I have often wondered the same thing about others who are going through trials. I’ll do my...
THE SAD TRUTH ABOUT OCD

THE SAD TRUTH ABOUT OCD

Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of first hand experiences with OCD. My heart breaks when I read these stories. I find this OCD pest to be both fascinating and devastating. I’m fascinated with these people’s stories. I’m devastated that they...
STIGMA ENIGMA

STIGMA ENIGMA

Today, I had a good conversation with a friend about the stigma that mental illness has compared to physical illness. When thinking through this issue, the first thing I always wonder is WHY? Why is mental illness misunderstood? Why is it that a physical illness is ok...