Please welcome Amanda to the blog. Amanda’s willingness to openly discuss depression, addiction and recovery is inspiring and we thank her for allowing us to share her story on our blog. If you or anyone you know is battling depression or contemplating suicide, there is help: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline . 30! Ah, finally made … Continue reading Love Will Voices: Amanda’s Story
I have spent most of my life battling food in one manner or another. As a teen, the battle consisted of avoiding foods for the purpose of punishing myself. They say withholding food is an eating disorder and one that is about control. If that’s true, then I was trying to control my perception of … Continue reading Love Will Voices: Food is Hard
"I can see the light in you. Sara is back," says my therapist at my most recent counseling session. And I feel it too. God, it feels good. Although, it is a little strange to make peace with death, yearn for relief, and then find yourself still alive. And wanting to live. But, I'm grateful … Continue reading Love Will Voices: Still Standing
"Mom, why are you making that face?" So asks my five year old while we are driving home from the grocery store. "What face?" I ask unaware. "This one." She scowls demonstrating "Oh, I'm just thinking," I reply. "I make that face when I'm thinking too. When I'm thinking sad thoughts." My heart breaks. Because … Continue reading Love Will Voices: Taking a Stand
I have not had a panic attack in two months. I cannot remember the last time I had a nightmare; and when I have, it didn't render me incapacitated the following morning. Finally...progress. It has been years. Every time I would start to feel like a version of myself, I found myself pregnant. I could … Continue reading Now, Where Were We?