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Will You Send Your Love?


If you pray, pray.  If you send intentions, intend away.  Energy?  Warm thoughts?  Anything positive, and if you feel so moved, please do. I had a different post in mind but it got derailed after reading an e-friend’s blog and … Continue reading

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Why I Said No to Suicide [updated May 23, 2012]


(Written several weeks ago, I had hoped to post it sooner, but have been offline more often than online.) A previous post mentions a person threatening suicide on Facebook.  There is probably nothing else on earth I take more seriously … Continue reading

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I realized I had left out some of the quotes that made an incredible difference in my perspective on depression in myself and helped develop greater compassion for others. Although all stories touched my heart, I found Andrew Solomon’s words … Continue reading

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“Depression: Out of the Shadows” – Powerful PBS Documentary


[Although this was posted in my ‘Back to the Beginning’ posts, dated June 2010, I wanted to re-post it because I watched the video again online and there is so much great information, I HAVE to mention it again.  I … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Depression (posted June 12, 2010)


Depression is common with anyone with TBI, as I’ve learned from personal experience, it is standard issue like it or not. Depression has a distinct voice, the sound of hopelessness, overwhelm, an inescapable darkness and struggle. More often than not … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Father’s Day and Dysfunctional Families (posted June 21, 2009)


I wonder if there were classifications for dysfunctional families just where we would fit in, mild, moderate, severe? I visited my Dad in the rehab facility he’s at since his fall. He’s not the type of person who likes to … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: The Dark Place (posted Apr. 26, 2009)


I appreciate ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy for a lot of reasons. The character development and some of the realness of the characters fascinate me. There was one episode where either Christina or Meredith asked the other if they were in that … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: It’s a Small World After All (posted Nov. 3, 2008)


I was going to title this Asking for Help, but this feels more appropriate. I’ve been struggling emotionally with a lot of things as I again try to do something to change my life from being between a rock and … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Short Note about Brain Overload (posted Sept. 30, 2008)


With a Brain Injury comes lessened stamina, fatigue, and well, it’s just easy to overdo it. In Brain Injury support group, we talk about having a ‘brain budget’. Prior to our injuries, none of us had to ever budget our … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Bankruptcy (posted Sept. 27, 2008)


Thursday I had an appointment for what I was told was the “Distressed Homeowner’s Class” at our local HUD office, which I quickly learned was about bankruptcy. Gulp. Panic. I was in the right class, but I was looking for … Continue reading

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