It’s Okay to Get Angry

Parenting is hard.  Parenting during a Pandemic is harder.  Parenting during a Pandemic with a mood disorder is even harder.  Sometimes things that happen can trigger depressive episodes.  A situation that occurred in my life recently made me sad and angry.  I think that combined with the 3-week Covid pause, and possibly the cold weather, […]

Anxiety and Guilt

While talking to my therapist recently, she asked if I felt a little proud about a certain situation.  I said, “Well, I kind of feel guilty.”  She said, “Yeah, that’s a common thing for you.  Feeling guilty when you don’t need to.”  Well, I guess she knows me well!  I guess my therapy might be […]

Pure O OCD

It’s been about a year since I was diagnosed with Purely Obsessive Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Pure O OCD).  November of 2019 was one of the hardest times of my life.   I had struggled with intrusive thoughts for at least ten years.  They got to the point of very obsessive.  Because I didn’t want the thoughts I […]

God Uses Broken People

Have you ever felt broken?  Have you ever felt like there’s no way God could use you?  Maybe that there’s no way God could even love you?  I have felt unlovable.  No matter how you feel, God loves you.  Even if people have told you that don’t deserve love.  Even if people have treated you […]

No Perfect Parents

The other day M.J. and I watched Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas and Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas.  Both of these had an episode with Goofy and his son, Max.  Watching these reminded me we don’t need to be perfect to be good parents.  If you’ve watched anything with Goofy, you know he is clumsy […]

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