On the S.C. Flooding: As My City Recovers, My Heart Mends

The worst part is the Google searching for the names of those who died.Whenever I don't know what to do, when my anxiety, depression and obsessive worry get to me, my answer is to write. Usually alternating between that, deep breathing and prayer....more

It Could Have Been Me: South Carolina Seat Belt Shooting

It was 5 p.m. and I was out of gas.Come to think of it, I was pretty much out when I drove into work that day, but I didn't have time to go to the gas station. For some reason, I was out of cash or missing my debit card (probably both.)...more
The Missing Niche Tanikwish Also, I encourage you to read this Washington Post story - it talks ...more

This is the Face of Depression

I was curled up in bed in my darkened room, watching television. I should have been in class that day, but didn’t feel like going.That day was April 20th, 1999 when 13 students and teachers were murdered at Columbine High School. That tragedy only fueled the sadness inside me. I was overwhelmed. Anxious. I couldn’t sit still. If I tried to relax, something inside would jump or twitch. It was awful....more
Diane Lang You know, I'm not really sure why I kept that story from people. It's an important ...more

Dear 2015 BlogHer Conference Newbies

 I was totally in your shoes last year. Well, my shoes probably aren't as trendy as yours, but you get the idea. You might be overwhelmed by the groups of bloggers you pass, who always seem to be in constant states of glee and giddiness. You'll wonder, "Why are they so happy?...more
Thanks for the advice - I am looking forward to my first conference since I launched ...more