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Gayle Gresham
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Attended Douglas County High School
Lives in Colorado, United States
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Do you struggle with seasonal affective disorder? What helps you?
It’s fall! It’s fall. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year – going to the mountains to see the vibrant gold aspen, drinking hot apple cider and enjoying beautiful fall days here in Colorado. But, this week I co...
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A couple of years ago, I was visiting with an elder at church and confessed something I hadn’t told anyone: “I can’t read the Bible, not daily or even sometimes. When I read the Bible, I feel terrible. I can’t measure up to w...
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My bucket of faith, hope and love Several months ago, Dr. Anna asked me to write my insecurities on a Styrofoam cup. I wrote about my fears, disconnection, perfectionism, feared judgement and unmet expectations. Then she had...
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Beautiful, Gayle!
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Do you wake up in the night with anxious thoughts and worries? Here is how I have learned to deal with this problem.
3:00 a.m. – my worry time. I have learned 3:00 a.m. is also known as the “Witching Hour” or “Devil’s Time.” Hmm, sounds about right. I awake from a deep sleep with anxiety. Sometimes a worry will pop into my mind without ...
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A perfectionist only sees what is good and perfect. What isn't perfect is bad. Which is why we pretty much think we are hopeless. It's taken a while to get to this point, through therapy, hard work, and reading Brene Brown's books, but I have a much better idea of who I am now.
Who I Am I am darkness and light. I am perfect and imperfect. I am shy and outgoing. I am joy and sadness. I am saved. And I am a sinner. I am weak and strong. I am courage and fear. I am love a...
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We all have a blue day once in a while. Accepting it for that goes a long way when recovering from depression.
Today is a gloomy, cloudy day. Even Pikes Peak has the blues. But I don’t. And that makes me smile! A month ago, the weather would have affected me and I would have been down in the dumps. But, my Vitamin D levels must be w...
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My to-do lists drive my daughter-in-law crazy. I make a list on Monday and cross a couple of things off during the week. Then the next Monday, I make a new list that starts with the carry-overs from the previous week. ...
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It has been a year since I began seeing a therapist for depression and anxiety. A year of getting over hard things, moving forward and self-discovery. The depression is gone. Anxiety is a bit of a different animal. Something...
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How lovely to think the depression is gone and you're learning new ways to be your wonderful self! Kudos to you.
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Last Saturday, I sat in church for a service with many people from my community. None of us wanted to be there. We listened to Pastor Roger give a message around the question, “Why?” A question that will never be answered. ...
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Don't you hate it when you think it's about everyone else and you realize it's about you. I had one of those realizations last week about judgement. 
Where I do some of my best thinking - the drive home from therapy After writing Reconnecting with Community two weeks ago, I prepared to post it to the blog. The cursor hovered over the “publish” button and I hesitated. The...
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Ostracism. A word that makes us cringe, but one we may have experienced one time or another. Stepping out of my comfort zone to reconnect with my community.
Cape Canaveral Beach, Florida where I spent last weekend with my daughter Some situations in our community the past couple of years left me and my family feeling singled out, rejected, and talked about. In one word – ostraci...
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Every once in a while, I open up my journal and look back at where I was when I started this journey. Wow, I have come a long way. Today I thought I’d share one of my early journal entries. I had told my therapist that I feel...
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Writer and Speaker, Singer/Songwriter
Employment
  • Self-Employed
    Writer and Speaker, Singer/Songwriter, 2006 - present
  • Living West Social Media & PR, LLC
    Head Social Media Wrangler, 2014 - present
  • Elbert County Library District
    Librarian, 2006 - 2013
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Colorado, United States
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Introduction
A cattle rustling story in my family history caught my interest when I was young. It led to a love for researching Colorado history and genealogy. Writing a book based on the story became a passion. I started sharing my research adventures in Colorado history and genealogy in speaking engagements and my blogs, Colorado Reflections and Echoes of Elbert County. And nobody was more surprised than I when I began to write songs based on the story.
Education
  • Douglas County High School
    1980 - 1983
  • Oklahoma Baptist University
    1983 - 1985
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Female