A Rose by Any Other Name…

I’ve read several articles about “functional” anxiety and depression…though, by definition, anxiety and depression impair functioning… However, in today’s world, we recognize we still have to┬ásomehow live our lives… When people picture anxiety and depression, they often imagine the extremes. We picture that commercial where depression is the robe that never leaves us. Or weContinue reading “A Rose by Any Other Name…”

It’s a Process

In the field I work in, it is estimated that up to 67% of us experience high levels of burnout…something we can experience at any time in our careers, not just the later years. Combine my drive with perfection and my world-view that tells me to put everyone else above myself: I am a primeContinue reading “It’s a Process”

Find Rest My Soul

I didn’t realize until earlier this evening, but: I’m tired. Not just long day tired. Exhausted of resources tired. Emotionally. Spiritually. Physically. Tired. A year and five months ago, I packed up my car & moved my life 1300 miles away, in answer to God’s call – a move I knew from the start wasContinue reading “Find Rest My Soul”

Rainstorm (Ascent from Madness)

Time for another flash fiction post ­čÖé I am quite enjoying using the 5 minute time-frame to write something not only flash in length, but time written in. Also, doing these little flash fiction posts has re-ignited┬ámy ┬álove for writing fiction, so I’ve decided that once our #Write31Days challenge has ended, I’m going to onceContinue reading “Rainstorm (Ascent from Madness)”

Sky (Ascent from Madness)

Tonight’s prompt is┬ásky…and after a long day, I’m not sure I can come up with anything for that…so, more flash fiction…enjoy I lay looking up at the sky. Always a good way to be grounded. I love this journey I’m on, experiencing new places. And looking at new pieces of sky. Boat…I tell myself lookingContinue reading “Sky (Ascent from Madness)”

Ascent from Madness (2)

I have been doing a terrible job of keeping up with the prompts for the 5 Minute Free Write challenge this month, but it’s ok…I’ve been doing pretty well with the 5 minute time limit, so, it counts, right? Tonight, another 5 minute flash fiction session (see my first, here)… Ascent from Madness (2) ThankContinue reading “Ascent from Madness (2)”