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Excerpt 8, BURNOUT

Mimi seemed to be offering yet another perspective on the physical and emotional craziness I’d experienced during the past year, which the school counselor had labeled a “nervous breakdown” or “extreme burnout” and the psychiatrist had called a “spiritual crisis” of “dark night of the soul.” Continue reading

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Excerpt 7, BURNOUT

Perhaps the greatest relief I experienced all semester was being invited to speak before a psychology class about depression and what it feels like to be at the end of your rope! That talk occurred just three days after an intended suicide: mine! Continue reading

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Excerpt 6: BURNOUT

I obviously was unhappy. I had even considered dying. Apparently, my subconscious was so happy to make that happen. Continue reading

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Excerpt 5: BURNOUT

In bed that night, listening to the wind whistling through the window at the top of the stairs, I heard voices coming from right behind me. I turned slowly in the direction of the noise and saw two very handsome young men sitting in relaxed lounging positions in the air above my bed… Continue reading

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Excerpt 4: BURNOUT

Falling apart despite others’ insistence that I save them, I continued to learn what didn’t work in finding love for myself. Continue reading

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Excerpt 3, BURNOUT

“I started thinking about my life as a tinder box, how it wasn’t just one thing but a slow accumulation of dry combustible material, like on the forest floor, in the shadows, waiting for the right spark to explode into flames.” Continue reading

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Excerpt 2, BURNOUT

[These excerpts are from Book 1, Burnout to Bliss series. BURNOUT – How a Desert Lizard Restored My Faith, targets people who have personal experience with depression, who have self-medicated with sex, alcohol, and/or drugs to get relief, and who … Continue reading