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Posted on August 27, 2016 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (6)

Category: Abuse & Trauma

~by Jillian Short

I’ve carried Yesterday for so long

I reel under It’s weight

My fingers are so stiff

I can’t let It go

It’s become who I am

When It’s too heavy to carry

I drag It behind me

I can’t get loose

I hear Today’s voice

Gently bold—barely discernable

You are beautiful. Prec...

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Posted on August 14, 2016 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Category: Depression

~by Teddy M.


One of the lessons from my depression group therapy was to keep an eye out for “positives”—anything that leaves a positive impression—so that we could realize that the world isn’t all dark and gray. I had one of those recognition moments the other day…

Today I met one of my new hero’s. I actually met this woman briefly last fall, however she was very ill so w...

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Posted on August 12, 2016 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (2)

Category: Abuse & Trauma

~by Jillian Short 

Grief comes in. It camps inside and I grow so numb to what I’m feeling that my whole life becomes blurry. Lifeless.

This circle/cycle gains momentum until I am sucked under. I make poor decisions—or no decisions at all. I unwittingly—or purposely—walk away from relationships. I hurt those who love me. Sometimes I even hurt myself.

My in...

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