The Mental Illness Discussion: Words That Hurt & Words That Help

Discussing mental health can be a touchy subject. But it doesn’t have to be. I believe the more open we are with mental health and mental health struggles, the better we can understand and serve one another as we all seek wellness. In my experience with bipolar depression and anxiety, there are some buzz words … More The Mental Illness Discussion: Words That Hurt & Words That Help

I’ll Tell You What I Need, What I Really, Really Need

There’s a difference between wants and needs. It’s a simple concept that I often forget. For example: I want pizza, but I need nutritious food. I want to be the best climber, but I need to practice and refine my skills. I want to do things my way, but I need to remember God’s plans … More I’ll Tell You What I Need, What I Really, Really Need

What It’s Like To Live With High-Functioning Depression

High-functioning depression can be hard to see. But that doesn’t mean it’s not there. Here are a few of my symptoms with depression: When I feel depressed, my energy is extremely low. I have zero motivation to get out of bed, shower or even change clothes. My high-functioning depression is very present, even when it’s … More What It’s Like To Live With High-Functioning Depression