Darkside, Lady Mae

Battling Depression: Standing on Your Own

Depression is an illness. I've dealt with it almost my entire life. There are critical defining points of my life. Some periods of darkness were harder than others. No matter what I've felt I have made it through those times. I've grown and learned more about myself and I've grown stronger each time. If you… Continue reading Battling Depression: Standing on Your Own

Darkside, Lady Mae

Battling Depression: I Have Won So Far

Depression is an illness. I've dealt with it almost my entire life. There are critical defining points of my life. Some periods of darkness were harder than others. No matter what I've felt I have made it through those times. I've grown and learned more about myself and I've grown stronger each time. If you… Continue reading Battling Depression: I Have Won So Far

Self Care

Why I Don’t Regret My BIG Mistake & How I Moved Forward

Regret isn’t anything new these days. Everyone has them. Regret that you said something mean about a coworker; Regret that you ate that extra sugary donut this week; Or regret that you didn’t give that woman you passed that compliment. Big or little. Regret comes to many in different ways and sizes. But it's moving… Continue reading Why I Don’t Regret My BIG Mistake & How I Moved Forward

Self Care

Self-care: My Great Awakening

“Most survivors tend to be the caregiver rather than the care-receiver. We tend to be good at being spouses and parents, anticipating our loved one's needs, going the second mile when it came to self-sacrifice. But seldom can we ask our loved ones to give to us. We fool ourselves into believing we don’t need… Continue reading Self-care: My Great Awakening

Darkside

Abuse is a Violation of Responsibility

The world is not perfect. It's not a peaceful place. Most days we go about doing the best we can to carve out happiness. For some people that can be very hard. The hard honest truth is that out in the world there are people that do not try to do their best. They prefer… Continue reading Abuse is a Violation of Responsibility

Darkside

Knowledge is Power: Understanding Rape

The world is not perfect. It's not a peaceful place. Most days we go about doing the best we can to carve out happiness. For some people that can be very hard. The hard honest truth is that out in the world there are people that do not try to do their best. They prefer… Continue reading Knowledge is Power: Understanding Rape