Is Suicide Selfish? {Suicide Prevention Week}

Is Suicide Selfish? {Suicide Prevention Week}

Just about 10 years ago, my stepson Bobby took his life. I only qualify him as my stepson out of respect for his biological mother. He was my son, just as the rest of my kids are my kids. The pain his death caused me and my family was almost unbearable. At the time of...
This is How to Stop Obsessive Thinking

This is How to Stop Obsessive Thinking

I lie in bed, a band of pain across my forehead. My heart feels like a crowd of people stomping their feet. I am exhausted but I can’t sleep. It is 1:00 am, 2:00 am, 3:00 am, 5:00 am, 7:00 am. I toss and twist in sweat soaked sheets. My gut is unmoored and swimming in...
Self Love: the Unicorn of Feelings.

Self Love: the Unicorn of Feelings.

I had a moment yesterday—a brief, fleeting moment—when I did not hate myself. My friend called it “The Unicorn of Feelings”—as in, it’s so rare, some say it doesn’t exist. However, the strangest thing about this moment was not that it happened (although it was as...