When Having a Baby Hurts: My Truth About My Postpartum Depression

It was summer and I sat on the floor leaning on the edge of my newborn daughter’s crib in tears.  From the outside I had everything a new mom could wish for, a loving husband, a cooperative extended family, and presents from near and far welcoming our daughter into our world.  On the floor of her bedroom none of that mattered, I was in pain and I wanted to die.  I cried as I planned…


Overcoming Depression

Life can be harsh – sad and traumatic events have a negative effect on us as they disrupt our world.  It is hard to succeed (definition to follow), to become independent – to remain independent when older – and to find purpose and meaning that resonates with our intrinsic beliefs and values. Sometimes we do not measure up to other people’s expectations – and sometimes, not to our own.  We also need to accept the fact that we will not achieve everything that we want to – and we won’t feel our best every day.  Sometimes, we just need to understand that it is OK not to feel OK …


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