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Fuck Depression: What to Say to Someone Who is Depressed

When someone plans to kill themselves via knife to the wrist, why is it always portrayed in a bathtub? Are suicidal people just considerate of those left to clean up the mess? 1,401 more words

Depression

when life doesn't give you lemons

Life is full of choices. One of which is whether or not we choose to enjoy life. And I don’t think that means when we are at our highest moments, when we are watching a best friend get married or our baby brother be born. 794 more words

Life

To Seize or To Surrender

I was at a Bible study a while ago and a friend was telling me about this precious teacher.

This teacher would encourage her students every morning. 217 more words

God

Celebrate

Exactly a year ago, give or take a few days, a friend recommended Shauna Niequist’s book Cold Tangerines. I just read it 52 weeks later. 251 more words

Celebrate Julia

Choose Joy

I love running across quotes that are deeply resonating, and I’ve long loved this quote – “we have to choose joy and keep choosing it.” Joy is not something that you routinely stumble upon; it’s something that you often get to – or have to- choose. 75 more words

Adding Joy

This morning I got up late but the most beautiful sight greeted me. The whole sky was covered with broken clouds and the sun had just come up behind them. 475 more words

Choose Joy

(Left photo from a year ago–right photo from this week)

I get compliments all the time about how much weight I’ve lost, how good I look, how tiny I’ve gotten, etc. 225 more words

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