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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Katie Butterfly Is – Words From My Advocate

I created a special box to put self care items in, or things to make me smile and remember how great I’m doing. My advocate had a few words to describe me and I wanted to share them with you. And apparently I am very determined because she listed it twice. ♥ Katie Butterfly is… […]

Show Me How Big Your Brave Is

SURVIVOR LOVE LETTER TO MYSELF. Dear Katie, You’re not broken or damaged, you are just a little bit bruised. Bruises heal. You are proof of it. You spent years going through hell with your mental illnesses, your self harming and your attempted suicides. The scars healed, and you lived. For some reason you were put […]

Don’t Forget Your Self Care!

Hello to my loyal followers and whoever might just be reading my posts for the first time. Winter is always the hardest on me with it making my depression worse and not being able to get out and walk all over town like I’m used to in the summer. The past few days we have […]

Speak Out: Tamryn’s Story

“Who has ever felt that they weren’t good enough?That they just felt ugly and unworthy?  That no matter what they can’t shake those feelings of it being so easy to see why other people like themselves they are actually pretty and I am the utter opposite?  If you said yes to any of these then […]

Guest Blogger Tiffani: Open Letter To My Abuser

***(Extreme Trigger Warning)*** You took my innocence. You took my pride. You took my Mom. And you took my 12 year old self with you too. This night, I can still remember, it was in my long, narrow room. With the cracks in between all of the wood floor boards and the BB’s all squished […]

Don’t Judge A Book By The Cover

As a library worker this title seemed fitting. I’m just writing this as a reminder for us all. Sometimes, you can judge a book by it’s cover, but only sometimes. Take a look at me. For the most time I seem like a bouncy person. Taking selfies, socializing, writing my blog and generally being a […]