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AND I WILL BE NEW

Let your endings dance with your beginnings. I love you Lizzi! After all the kicking And our bones Are finished breaking After all the cutting And our souls Are finished carving After all the crying And our tears Are finished shedding After all the burning And our bodies Are finished dying Your name branded Deep…

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THE UNDERSTANDERS

Depression is NOT an emotion or mood. It might be described as a mood disorder and definitely moods/emotions are part of what is exhibited with depression but I think the description is deceptive.  Sure depressed people FEEL sad, anxious, helpless, and/or worthless; but depression is a physical disease. Sadness (also called heavy-heartedness) is emotional pain…

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IGNORED

When you are depressed you are afraid to speak. Fear of being ignored, rejected, and/or ridiculed. Fear you will be a burden or judged. The fear is real and it isn’t just a whisper but a tornado of thoughts bombarding you with lies that make you feel completely worthless, pointless, and/or useless. It is a…

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A TALE OF TWO PARENTS

I am fairly active on social media so I know, perhaps more than most parents, how insidious it can be.  There are so many things parents should be aware of before they can help a child navigate cyber space safely.  Although it can be a scary place, social media is at the very core of…

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MATCHING HEARTS

She not only has a world winning smile, a voice that purrs, or eyes that brighten the darkest of days but it’s her heart I embrace. It’s the way her heart shows all over her face and in the way her tears beckon you to look for her when she is stuck inside the battles…

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BULLYING VS. BAD BEHAVIOR

Simone Jones Tyner just had her website Her Life Inspired redesigned and I wanted to wait until it was finished to link her bully post.  Today is the day!  It is a beautiful design and I hope you go visit, read, follow! BULLYING VS. BAD BEHAVIOR & WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT by Simone Jones…