Turning Points

You know how there are those turning points in life? You know what I mean, they are those times that you mark time with. For example sometimes I hear myself discuss an event that happened but I say that it happened AFTER another event had happened. Well, in my life, just like in yours, I […]

Release

The idea or thought of deliberately causing oneself pain is incomprehensible to most people. It’s an extremely hard thing to admit doing, and incredibly painful for you and for those around you. I hope by writing about my journey through self harming can be of some help to anyone dealing with this issue or who knows […]

Eating Disorder: My Struggle and My Recovery

I’m Jan …this is a piece of my story… From the outside, my life was “perfect”. As a child and a teenager, achievement and success had always been my way of coping with an out-of-control home life. I grew up in a home with an alcoholic. Life was never predicable, so I took comfort in the […]

Turning Points

You know how there are those turning points in life? You know what I mean, they are those times that you mark time with. For example sometimes I hear myself discuss an event that happened but I say that it happened AFTER another event had happened. Well, in my life, just like in yours, I […]

The Good Days between Bad Days

A few months ago….things were at the rock bottom worst, ever. Marq was in the deepest despair you could ever imagine….in fact, it was scheduled that he’d be going to California as soon as I got back from a trip to Africa to spend a few months in a special brain injury center that could […]

The Bad, Sad & Mad Parts of the Story…Staying Married Through Depression

I had a conversation with my grandmother a few years back. I gave her a whole stack of journals for Christmas and asked her to fill them. She wanted to know what I wanted to her to write…and, I told her that I wanted her to write EVERYTHING….she told me that she’d always been told, […]