Wandering Thoughts – A Poem By Hannah Halliday

Oh how my thoughts do race Must put on a happy face In this world you can’t be blue It’s not what they expect from you But is the person that you see Just who I am told to be Must act like everything is right Though my mind wants to fight A brain filled […]

Happy Birthday to My Blog! 10 Things I Learned in My First Year

Hello dear reader! September 1 of this year marked the first birthday of my blog. Thanks to all who read and contribute!! It means more to me than you know. In this piece I would like to share 10 things I learned in my first year of blogging in no particular order. 1. Content creation […]

Behold the Lamb of God! Jesus’s Baptism and what it Means

Editor’s note: This is a previous post touched up and redone. Enjoy! It was by the banks of the Jordan River that John the Baptist proclaimed “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world!” (John 1:29). When John saw his cousin coming toward him, he already knew in his heart […]

Stigma is Awful!

By T. Rea OkerbergMental illnesses, all of them, are difficult. Not just for the person afflicted with the ‘bad brain days,’ but the people who a part of their lives. Personally, I’ve got two: C-PTSD (Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and Bipolar Disorder. Because of these, I’m prescribed two medications that I have to take twice […]

Changing Jobs During Covid?

Hello dear reader! Recently I changed jobs during the Covid epicemic and I wanted to share this experience with you. I had reached a dead end with my previous job. Morale was low, all I did was go home and sleep, weekends were devoid of joy……I’m sure most of you have been there at some […]

The Annunciation and Catholic Mental Health

Editor’s note: this is a reprint from last year, remixed and touched up. Enjoy! “Behold the handmaid of the Lord…” With a few simple words Mary changed the course of her life and the course of human history. But what does it mean to behold something? Webster’s dictionary defines the word “behold” as “to see, […]

A Bit of the Ole Music Therapy For Mental Illness Volume 2 – Sgt. Pepper

Hello Dear Reader! If you are anything like me, the last 2 weeks have done little to inspire you. Between Covid-19 and the murder of George Floyd, it’s all been enough to make you question the meaning of it all. The United States is literally burning. Now more than ever we need Mother Mary and […]