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My Journey Through the Abyss

Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional or counselor, these are simply my experiences and opinions. Anxiety. Depression. Mental health. Some might say those are pretty taboo topics, and yet - How many of you can raise a hand and say you’ve experienced some form of anxiety or depression?I’ll start. Me! I’ll start. Me!… Continue reading My Journey Through the Abyss

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Johnny Marlin

Thump. Thump. Thump. The loud banging startled Anna from a deep slumber. She rolls over and squints at the clock, wondering who is banging on her door at three A.M.? Dragging herself out of bed with a groan, she sneaks a quick glance into her daughter Karen's room, just to make sure she hasn't snuck… Continue reading Johnny Marlin

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A Trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Now that the weather is finally starting to turn cool, I am at once deliriously happy and yet longing for the warmth and beauty of the summer. Fall holds its own special place in my heart, with nature’s beautiful colors being a favorite view. But this past summer I had the pleasure of a lovely,… Continue reading A Trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

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Reinventing myself and finding my passion

It is my belief that we all have at least one pivotal moment in our lives. Often it is when we realize that we are missing a part of ourselves. Maybe it’s the career you haven’t chosen yet, wanting children, finding a spouse, getting a new hobby; anything that might symbolize a moment of clarity.… Continue reading Reinventing myself and finding my passion

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The Dreaded Writer’s Block

Let’s talk writer’s block for a minute. If you’re reading this then you’ve likely suffered it a time or two but let’s go over it anyway. Merriam-Webster defines writer’s block as “a psychological inhibition preventing a writer from proceeding with a piece.” 1 In other words, when you’re writing and all of a sudden you just… Continue reading The Dreaded Writer’s Block