My 14-year-old daughter recently landed a part as a “silly girl” in the local community theater’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.… Read More


As I mentioned in Monday’s post, I recently completed my time as a practicum student at Murray State University. This represented my first, real, hands-on experience as a counselor since I came back to school to obtain my master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. It was daunting and downright scary at times, and I… Read More


Hello! It’s difficult to believe I haven’t written anything here since August, but that is indeed the case. Quite a few things have transpired since my last post, so for those of you wondering where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to, here is a quick summary…… Read More


It’s very interesting to me that as long as I’ve written this blog, I can’t ever recall touching on the topic of shame. I say that because shame has been a driving force in my life for as long as I can recall. If I remember correctly, I once heard the difference between guilt and… Read More


It’s interesting what you can run across when you search Google News results for “depression.” Check out this article from Time magazine on a new depression treatment that is showing some promise.… Read More


I had a pretty good day today. Went to church, took three of my kids to the mall, got some Starbucks coffee, and even scored a pretty sweet deal on some Disney Infinity stuff. And now I’m sitting here doing one of my favorite things in life, which is writing not for a paycheck or… Read More


One week ago today, almost at the very hour I am writing this, I was ready to cash in my chips. I could not find the good in anything. Everything seemed pointless. I felt like a burden to everyone around me. I had no hope of ever feeling any better. I was done.… Read More


I think people worry about me a lot. I can’t say I blame them. Heck, I worry about me a lot. I believe the level of worry concerning me rose, however, when I started being more open about my struggles with depression. Again, this is totally understandable. There is no way to sugarcoat a condition… Read More