Have You Found Your Calling?

Have You Found Your Calling?

Depression is real. It is a hopeless feeling that wells up inside of you and takes over rational thought putting fears, doubt, and paranoia inside of you so that you want the pain to stop. I know, for me, when I feel anxious, sad and overwhelmed, if I keep on the path of those feelings [...]

I’m Catholic—-Wait, I’m Lutheran—-Wait!

Chapter Three: I Am The Sum of My Ancestors I grew up in a staunch Catholic family, kind of. One part of my family, my mother's side, was Catholic. My dad was United Brethren which then merged with the Methodist Church in my community. My dad's family had Baptist, Assembly of God and even Jehovah [...]

Can Optimism Live Inside Depression?

Can Optimism Live Inside Depression?

I try to be optimistic. What many of you may not know is optimism doesn't come easily to me. It used to be easy to be optimistic when I was younger but life has a way of beating you down,and chemical changes in your body, and pessimistic environments can add to the problem because misery [...]