Part of my new year's resolutions included working to be more eco-friendly. Our world and it's resources are precious commodities. We, as earthly-inhabitants, need to work harder to care for it. I have seen too many videos and pictures of the horrors my "American/First-world culture" life style bring to the various ecosystems and habitats around... Continue Reading →
Year of Courage. Choosing each day to live my most authentic, loyal, brave, honest, positive and courageous self.
Choosing to live in courage and fight the fears of depression. Living the life I choose, away from the veil of mental health.
Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Feliz Navidad! It is time again, for our annual Christmas letter, a year end report from the Stammeyer Farmstead. It is been another whirlwind of a year, full of excitement, adventure, tears and growth. For Eli, the year was book ended with hospital visits. Thankfully both planned, routine and went very... Continue Reading →
I talked a bit on this in my last post. How depression affects my ability to accomplish the tasks in life I want to accomplish. I've talked before about being a dreamer. I'm am a great idea generator. Let me clarify. I am great at generating ideas. I like to be a problem solver. I... Continue Reading →
Welcome back to my "Depressed Mom" series. If you haven't read the intro, I urge you to do so HERE! As I started planning for and writing these posts, I had no idea that the first one would post on World Suicide Prevention Day. This was a complete coincidence. Except I don't believe in coincidences.... Continue Reading →
Today is a big day. It's a celebration. It's important. It's my mom's birthday!! I don't want to embarrass her with sharing her age, but I'm going to. Before I do, I'll explain why. My mother is the best. Absolute best. She answers all 15 of my phone calls every day (unless she's in water... Continue Reading →
I have many childhood memories of impromptu block party grill outs and playing night games with the neighborhood kids until long after the street lights came on. I loved summer time with friends. I still do love summer time with friends, but my neighbors live further away and impromptu isn't a very regular thing. Last... Continue Reading →