The grasp of addiction One cold and bitter evening I was walking home. I was completely broke and fed up. The agonizing grasp of addiction was reaching it’s peak, making me weak, needy, and vulnerable. I was depressed, anxious, and angry. Enveloped by a dark pit of emptiness, where the suffering never seemed to… Read More Addiction Had Me, This Is How I Broke Free: Roberto’s Story
Sometimes, the people you should be able to trust are the least trustworthy. Sometimes healing can be a long journey. To tell my story, we need to start when I was a baby. My mother was an abuse victim. Like many young women, she wanted to be loved, valued, and accepted. Unfortunately, as is often… Read More A Heart-Wrenching True Story: Healing Is Possible
Do you ever get those moments when you feel like the light just came on, something clicked, and everything finally makes sense? Recently, I had one of those moments. For the longest time I have been consumed with anger. I have fought with it, tried to overcome it, only to find myself angrier. It’s been… Read More True Story: Overcoming Anger
When I was about 15, I was sitting in a restaurant having supper with my family and suddenly felt my heart start pounding. I couldn’t breathe. I thought I was about to die. It was horrible, it was scary, and that was only the first of many anxiety attacks to come. They came without… Read More Freedom in Healing Series(3): Crushing Fear
I will never forget the moment I realized I was weighed down by guilt. After all, I had only been living my life the same way most people do, what could I possibly be guilty of? But still, I knew it was there because I had been paying attention for the first time in my… Read More Freedom in Healing Series(2): Overcoming Guilt
Depression is hard. It sucks the life from you. It takes enjoyment out of the things that once were fun. It’s like a nagging tug in your heart that won’t go away. Days seem darker, and anxiety stirs. It poisons your relationships, and leaves you feeling worthless and alone. I know this because I… Read More Freedom in Healing Series: Facing Depression
Everyday, we are being robbed of our most valuable assets. The last 20 years have been changing as quick as the wind. From acceptable fashion, to provocative and gory images and videos, the internet, cell phones, same sex marriage, accumulated debt. . This much we know, times are changing. I often hear, “come… Read More Are you are being robbed without knowing it?