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Depression – Surviving The Bubble

In this last conference, Elder Jeffrey R Holland gave a talk entitled “Be Ye Therefore Perfect” but adds the word “eventually” at the end. He starts by saying how uplifting and encouraging the scriptures are for us. But, how sometimes there are those passages that make us realize just how far off the mark we … Continue reading “Come Unto Christ and Be Perfected in Him”

Yesterday was a migraine having, sick kid at home kind of a day. One of those days when you have a million and one things on your to do list and life just doesn’t care; it knocks you down a peg or two and then sets you back a few steps. Then it comes…..the kick … Continue reading What to do When Life Kicks You in the Teeth

Every year I like to start off with a new word that will kind of be my theme for the year.  I choose a word that defines the biggest thing I want to focus on for that entire year.  It’s like one, big giant goal that I hope to get something out of for at least … Continue reading Gifts vs Talents: Why they are very different

Every year seems to be the same lately. Christmas comes so quickly and I’m not prepared. I have always had so many amazing, magical ideas for my family around the holidays. Family to visit, travel, magical elves, reading a Christmas story every night, the nativity, places to go, people to see, gifts to make, food … Continue reading Why the holidays trigger my depression

When I decided to share my story with the world, I was scared….terrified actually. I have wanted to help the childhood cancer community and the depression/suicide community my entire life. I have wanted to write a book since I was 10 years old and I wanted to be a speaker for the LDS church. These … Continue reading Finally Owning Who I Am

  It’s 2:00 AM and I’m wide awake, typing on my blog. Either it’s the two day migraine that has kept me in bed that I’m finally recovering from, or the caffeine overload I had this afternoon between my Excedrin Migraine pills and my Rasberry Dr Pepper at The Soda Shop. Not sure…..maybe a combination … Continue reading It’s 2 in the morning and I’m wide awake

Growing up I wanted more than anything to be a mommy. I played with only Cabbage Patch dolls and Barbies and always made my brother play “house” with me. The only role I ever wanted to play was that of Mommy. In fact, for most of my childhood and teen years I had a hard time … Continue reading Motherhood After Childhood Cancer

Living a Double Life I am an actress.  I don’t get paid and I don’t get to soak up the limelight on the big screen, but I am dang good at my job.  For most of my life, I have been able to convince the people around me that I am one of the happiest … Continue reading Living a Double Life

I Feel Guilty to be Alive You’ve seen it in the headlines before; “The sole survivor of a car accident”, or “Only a few survivors from the earthquake that destroyed a city”  Or how about “Today we are talking to the survivors of last week’s school shooting” Have you ever imagined to yourselves how those … Continue reading I Feel Guilty to be Alive