This is a blog about mental illness where I write about my journey towards healing. My purpose is to empower women in their personal fight in battling depression. Too many women suffer in silence and my desire is to initiate dialogue, understanding and support and to instill hope for families and individuals. Through nutrition, essential oils and my faith, I have found my way towards recovery where I manage my illness and I don't let it manage me.
I pray that as I start this inventory that I will be able to see things clearly
and not trigger a cycle of depression. One symptom of depression is excessive self-criticism. And I tend to do that waaaaayy too much.
My in-laws suggested that I just write down a few things. I can do that. So I have written down three things and when I take care of those I'll write down some more. I can handle accomplishing this step a little at a time.
"...My heart exclaimeth: O bwretched man that I am! Yea, my heart csorroweth because of my flesh; my soul grieveth because of mine iniquities. I am encompassed about, because of the temptations and the sins which do so easily abeset me. And when I desire to rejoice, my heart groaneth because of my sins...."
Even Nephi, a prophet of God, felt "grieved" because of his iniquities.
Nephi says, "...nevertheless, I know in whom I have atrusted.