Tag Archives: Mental Health

May 11

The Phone Call

The Sister Wives struggled with the decision to make this piece anonymous, but ultimately decided is was more important to protect the identity and integrity of family members. The fact remains, this could be written by any one of us because mental illness hits from every direction, scattering its pellets of suffering among families and […]

May 04

More Than Meets the Eye

I can’t tell you how excited I am about our guest today. It’s her first time on any blog, so please be kind to her. Instead of a traditional introduction, I’ll let her take the stage herself, so without further ado … please help me welcome our guest writer today, and be sure and give […]

December 04

Be Still And Know

I save all of her voicemails. All of them. Friends call and say, “Your voicemail is full. I couldn’t leave a message,” and I lie and say that I’m too lazy to delete my messages, but it’s not true. I can’t delete them because one day they may be all I have of her. I […]

December 01

I’m Not Gonna Miss You

She’s probably going to forget my name even though she gave it to me. She will one day not recognize my daughter, her only granddaughter, even though she looks just like her. One day, I am going to sit in front of her and weep because the woman I call “Mom” no longer exists. I […]

November 13

THE CLOCK

I am what you would call empathetic. I will read, discuss, or overhear something that will invariably cycle itself over and over inside my brain as I am trying to find sleep.  Most nights my mind is a steady stream of notions that pace themselves with my husbands quiet snoring.  So, it is no surprise, […]

tattoo you August 21

Tattoo You

  I first discovered Michelle on Twitter, which she rules with a steely wit and a heart of gold. Back in May, she was suffering from depression and wrote a powerful post about it, “What If I Have Honest Depression?” After I finished reading, I scrolled down to leave a comment. Blogging behometh Jenny Lawson, […]

July 17

BEAUTY IN THE BEAST

A few weeks ago I considered dropping out of this “SisterWives” project. Here I am in the midst of some fantastic women and for some reason I was invited to join. What makes me think I can keep up? What makes me think I have anything worthwhile to add? I told myself I would only […]