The Problem With How We Treat Bipolar Disorder – NYTimes.com

The Problem With How We Treat Bipolar Disorder – NYTimes.com After the depression is suffered and endured, one is never the same. After each episode, I come out losing a sense of my many selves. And that is a good thing. It is a good thing because I am stripped down to the one true…

You Are a Suffering Surfer

  Don’t be scared– Don’t be afraid. You know you are not alone. You can ride it out– one wave after another, one hurricane after another, until the final tsunami comes, until the final wave comes to take you all the way to the shore.   Remember. You are a surfer. You are a suffering…

You Are the Christ

  You came into the world with the heaviest of the heaviest missions, You suffered the hardest to the point of the most grueling death, You sought for no glory or wealth but only for the chance to pour God’s mercy on us, You were here before us, and now in us, and will be…

Triple Happiness

* * * * * * “I was meant for one thing, gettin’ up and singin’ a good ole country tune.” George Jones, a country singer who recently passed away is remembered to have told People magazine in 1977. And I was meant for one thing: getting up and making a good old cup of coffee….

The Christian Experience

* * * It’s the most simplest things that makes you get nostalgic. Sometimes that power lies in the simple soap. At the smell of the Irish Spring soap someone unintentionally put out on the sink, tears gather in my eyes. I immediately relive my old memories. I remember this fresh smell. My ex husband…

On Being Happy

~ ~ ~ We glorify the Lord by choosing to accept and endure the suffering in His name. In imitating Jesus, we offer up our pain and humility in suffering as He has done on the cross. But we also glorify the Lord by enjoying and thriving in the happiness that He gives. Just as…

Loving to Live

  Blessed Mother loved God so much that her overflowing love bore a Son of God to save the entire human race. Her deep and passionate love for God is unmistakably on display for the whole world to see through the labor of her love, Our Lord Jesus. While I was praying the rosary this…

The Heart Speaks, Writing in Tears

    The heart speaks, writing in tears. The voice of the heart is silent. It can only gesture. The heart is a mute. It cannot voice out. It is not loud, it is not clear, it is not exposed. The message of the heart is hidden. So many words are being swallowed up unspoken, or…

Will the Real Me Please Stand up?

* * * Darkness does not exist. It is well known that darkness is only the result of the absence of light. Light a small candle and immediately the darkness that filled the space is gone. A little torch of light is all it takes to cast away darkness. A little smile, a little laugh,…

The Lifeline

Beautiful afternoon sunlight is unbearable. My mind still vividly remembers the mental torment that used to cause my body to shut down. All my senses gear up to create that illusional state of mind and the pain becomes especially alive under the bright afternoon sunlight like today. It’s Hawaii in Maryland. I am reliving all…

Pope St. Martin I

Today is the feast day of Pope Saint Martin I. We remember his outspoken declaration of the Truth against Monothelitism. His refusal to remain silent against the wrong resulted in his being abducted by Emperor Constance II and the Pope died a friendless death in exile. He did not forget to pray for all people to…

I Am Always Looking for You

  * * * All the words you have left unsaid, All the songs you have left unsung, All the paintings you have left unpainted, All the loves you have left unfulfilled, All the dreams you have left unvisited, All the memories you have left uncreated, All the times you have left unlived…   You…