I am a 40-something wife and mom to a beautiful yet hormonal 15 year old girl. My passion is the outdoors (whether hiking, snowshoeing or gardening), reading, writing, and advocating for Mental Health, Youth Mental Health & Maternal Mental Health.
My history starts at the tender age of 14 and over the last 20+ years, I have been through 10 episodes of Major Depressive Disorder, 2 episodes of Extreme Generalized Anxiety Disorder, 2 hospitalizations, mild PTSD, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety and a multitude of medications and therapies. Currently, I live with Cyclical Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
I am a repeat contributor to both Stigma Fighters and The Mighty. I have also been a guest blogger on Postpartumprogress.com, DepressedForALiving.com & Stigmama.org. In 2016 I was published in Stigma Fighter’s Anthology II, interviewed for an article in Esperanza Spring 2016 magazine and a contributing author for a book about Perinatal Mood Disorders, A Dark Secret. In November 2018, I was published in Stigma Fighters Anthology IV. I published my first book Rising From The Ashes in October 2018 with the former Eliezer Tristan Publishing. It was later republished on Amazon in August 2020.
In the works:
- Fiction book about a woman’s struggle with bipolar disorder and how it not only affects her but her family as well
- A novella about a teen boy who dreams about a murder and then sees it on TV the next day… can he save the next victim?
- Fiction book about suburban moms obsessed with true crime who tries to solve a recent murder in her neighborhood