I’ve begun a journey of researching happiness and finding out why it’s OK, even important, to be happy. I’ve picked up some books at the library and ordered some books on Amazon. One book that I’m reading, in addition to The Happiness Dare by Jennifer Dukes Lee, is Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth… Continue reading What is True Happiness?
I am only just beginning to realize how important pursuing happiness is. For years and years I believed that life was supposed to be hard and sad. I didn’t believe that God cared much about my happiness. I believed that he cared mostly about making me holy (step by step, by his Spirit, making me… Continue reading Pursuing Happiness
I’m on a journey. I’ve been on it for at least 25 years. I remember it began with me thinking, “I want to figure out what’s wrong with me and help others.” Twenty five years later, I’ve traveled very far, but have much further to go. Will you join me? Can I explain to you… Continue reading Join Me On My Journey
If you struggle with apathy, you may often have low desire to participate in life. You may lack interest in or enthusiasm for activities that one typically would consider enjoyable. Apathy can be a part of depression, but is something that can be experienced on its own. As I think more about apathy, because I… Continue reading Fighting Apathy
I’ve been absent from this blog for a while, pondering whether I should continue writing. But I can’t escape it – the call to write. I’ve had it for years. How many? I don’t even know for sure. The nudge to write has been backed by a severe struggle with my own emotional and mental… Continue reading Here I am again
I suffer from depression from time to time. When I’m down, I lack motivation for accomplishing any task for the day. I feel bad about myself, have low energy, and have little interest in the things that usually bring me joy. A lot of times, I just want to sleep. Thankfully, essential oils offer help… Continue reading Essential Oils & Depression
I constantly have to combat unwanted thoughts. It comes with the territory if you have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). I struggle day-in and day-out, monitoring my thoughts and deciding how to respond to them. Two areas that my mind and emotions like to worry over are my personal performance in life and how I keep… Continue reading 3 Ways to Stop Worrying