Happiness is a Journey Not a Destination

Happiness (and recovery) is a journey, not a destination. I’m not looking for a certain destination. I’m just trying to be the better Katie than I was yesterday. I say “Go forth and be the best YOU that you can be.” Choosing happiness isn’t always easy. It’s so easy to get sucked into the negatives […]

There is a Time For Everything

To everything  There is a season. It’s my time for LIFE. My time to be REBORN. My time to HEAL. My time to BUILD on my life. My time to LAUGH. My time to DANCE. My time to THROW OUT the old. My time to HUG and embrace life and all the special people I […]

Confessions Of a Recovered Borderline

Or maybe I was just a girl…Interrupted.   Possible Trigger Warning       Lately, I’ve wanted to write more about my experience with Borderline Personality Disorder, how it almost killed me and how I was able to find help and start a new life. Even as someone who has been in “remission” for quite […]

I Survived Mental Illness and Abuse

Depression. Anxiety. Self-harm. Not knowing if you want to live or die. Afraid to speak up because people don’t understand. This invisible illness is very real indeed. It may be invisible to the blind eye but to those who suffer with it or have family or friends that deal with it, it is a very […]

Be Kind – Everyone is Fighting a Battle You Know Nothing About

Today I want to talk about kindness. We never know what someone is going through and instead of tearing each other down with words of violence, and other means of hatred, let’s remember to put a little love in our hearts. The world has so much pain and suffering already, it doesn’t have enough love. […]

We Need Less Technology & More Human Contact 

In a world that is almost fully driven by technology, we are lacking the best companionship of all —human face-to-face contact. I’m guilty of having my phone attached to me 24/7, posting useless stuff to my social media accounts. I also like my DVDs, Netflix and Lifetime movies more than I should. I find myself […]

Speak Out: Annie’s Story

My name is Annie. I’ve been wanting to share my story for a while but have always been scared.  I grew up in a stable home. Two parents and an older brother. Things were good in my house until my brother went to college, I was in 7th grade. He attended University of Southern California, […]

Farewell ODC, It’s Been A Journey

Yesterday it was decided that in just a couple months I’ll be weaned off having any job coaches at all. I will be getting kicked out of ODC’s supported employment services, or as I like to call it graduating and being back to working on my own. It’s pretty bittersweet, but this was just the […]

A Shelter in The Time Of Storm

I hear these words and in my mind I hear the hymn we used to sing in church. It also reminds me of The Family Center that has helped give me a voice. And I am reminded that I am never ever alone. Jesus is my Shelter in the Time of Storm. He has been […]

Love Conquers All – My Story

Jeff and I have been together as a couple for about 8 wonderful years. Where I thought my life had ended (or needed to end) this guy helped me realize that I could lay the bad to rest and that love was the answer. We have been officially “married” for almost two years now! With many more years ahead!