In this episode I talk about my personal experience with grief, loss, depression and how not dealing with any of my other issues all played a part in me having a nervous break down and worse and how I got the strength to rise up out of it.
Not dealing with all of the garbage that I carried around because of the prostitution and drug addiction caused me to have a very low opinion of myself. As a result, I tended to allow the people who claimed to care about me to treat me very badly. When you mix that with guilt, grief, loss, and depression it becomes a dangerous combination, especially when you hide it from the people that love you.
A lot of people think that pasting a smile on their face and saying everything is ok when it isn't is being strong or noble. It isn't. I just makes you feel alone. Everybody needs somebody. Had I sought out the support of my family, or my friends, I don't think things would have gotten as bad as they did.
But the power of prayer helped raise me out of all of it. It wasn't easy, and it still isn't all the time, but I get up and show up, and I promise I will never give up, because I know now that I have a purpose and that God isn't done with me yet!
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