May He Rest in Peace

A death is not the extinguishing of a light, but the putting out of the lamp because the dawn has come.

My brother-in-law passed yesterday. May he rest in peace.

Suffering and Meaning

“Existential psychologist and Holocaust survivor Victor Frankl (1959), learned through his own direct experience of severe torture, suffering, and loss, that part of the essence of the human experience is our capacity to find meaning in living through tragedy. He said, ‘In some way, suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds meaning’ (p. 113).”

– Walker Karraa, PhD, Transformed by Postpartum Depression: Women’s Stories of Trauma and Growth,

God’s Call

What is God’s call for me? What is my purpose right now? What should I be doing?

As I took the first steps to enroll in Social Security Disability Ticket to Work Program, I began a discernment process. Is it truly time to re-enter the workforce, to begin preparing myself for re-entry, or should I simply somehow become involved with humanity outside the cocoon of my home.

Mental health ministry that includes writing and public speaking is what I see myself doing. I recently watched Kevin Breel’s Ted Talks speech on YouTube.

Kevin Breel: Confessions of a depressed comic

He eloquently describes what it is like to live with depression. I aspire to do what he has done. To speak, to testify, to inspire.