Posts by Elizabeth

Elizabeth Patterson has finally decided what she wants to be when she “grows up” and has reinvented her life by starting a career as a writer. She hopes that one day the stigma associated with mental illness will disappear altogether and everyone will be well educated on the subject. She will continue to tell her story at: http://talesfromgingergirl.blogspot.com/

Becoming More Positive When Negativity Feels Instinctive

“Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.” ~Shirley MacLaine

If you have ever felt the depths of depression, you know it’s not the same as being sad or having “the blues.” It’s the hopeless, overwhelming feeling of melancholy where nothing, not even the people you love, can pull you out.

It can feel like being under water in the ocean while the waves keep washing over you, pushing you further and further underneath, while no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to break the surface to get that much needed air in order to survive.

Unfortunately, …