depression


The Kitchen’s On Fire And Other Minor Inconveniences 2

  The toaster oven was in flames. We had been reading the news and following the GOP Debates on Twitter when we noticed the weird smell. The smell wasn’t weird enough—yet—for us to do anything about it; we were reheating fast food chicken “nuggets,” which are at their peak best worst […]


Mom’s Night Out Might Just Stay In 1

I was invited to an early screening of a movie being released on Mother’s Day weekend. My friends Melanie, Carisa and I settled into our seats with our swag bags with open minds. Until the dude said “this movie is faith-based” and has a nice but lighthearted message. I’m open […]


Refuse to Drown: A Review 4

Reading Refuse to Drown, by Tim Kreider’s and Shawn Smucker is to challenge the way one thinks about one’s promises to love without condition. Kreider and Smucker recount the days following a horrific crime, the stabbing death of three people in Manheim Township, PA. It soon came to light that […]


Why I Run: Linda’s Story

My journey began about three years ago. I am not really sure what led me to think that I wanted to start running, I actually hated running! I was two years away from my 50th birthday and I had seen so many of my friends reach that milestone birthday with […]


Why I Run: Ben’s Story 5

In 2006 I ran a 5k with my son, without any formal training.  I did it for my son’s school challenge because he wanted me to. I finished dead last in my age group, but I did it and that was it. I was happy to do it but as […]


Most Likely to Succeed by Anonymous 6

How much can a woman overcome? Triggers today include eating disorders, suicide and depression. I am left wondering if and how the promise of anonymity allows for honesty. Thoughts? Be kind in the comments, as if I need to remind you. Milestones of grief marked my struggles since passing time […]


She Cried When She Woke Alive, by: Anonymous 7

The third post in The Anonymous Project is long, and it is challenging. Triggers include suicide and depression. Please be respectful of our participants and use common sense in your responses. Thank you. She played with the bus fare waiting with the herd of people for the 5:15pm bus home. […]


Opportunity for Empathy 5

photo: National Library of Scotland I don’t love the winter. It’s mutual, I think. By the time I manage to haul myself through the holidays, the days are short and grey, and cold. January, I can handle, but I’m bracing already for February. My mood sinks and I hibernate my […]