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Mary Borchers
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Miraculous Eating Disorder Recovery
I look back on all the horror of my eating disorder and I feel like I am where I am today by nothing short of a miracle . How is it possible that I recovered from such a distorted relationship with food and a horrendously negative body image? I am at a loss...
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For all the Christians suffering with depression
Depression is not "your" cross to "offer up" . Depression is not "yours" in the sense that it is not "yours alone". God is not commanding that you get through it by yourself or without help from other people. If you think it is "your" job to deal with your ...
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Why do bad things happen to good people?
I've always thought that I deserved my suffering. Depression made my life a living hell . Every daily task was torture . However, I thought I brought this judgement upon myself from my past sins. I couldn't forgive myself, and I felt like I earned every bad...
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Am I cheating God by taking Prozac?
Life is supposed to be hard...............right? I was living in despair for such a long time that I really don't know what life is suppose to feel like. I don't remember. Am I allowed to be happy? Because of or in spite of my Catholic faith, I can sometime...
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Every Sunrise
Hmmmm....just start writing. That's the trick, they say, to achieving consistent, habitual output for the writer. Practice makes perfect, or at least, practice makes us satisfied with our efforts. If I put in the work, then I know I've tried as hard as I ca...
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The Blind Leading the Blind
During the day, I often think of "great" ideas to write about for this blog. I tried keeping a little notebook to jot down a sentence or two so I could return to it when I had time and finally get the chance to write that "great" post. But it rarely happens...
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Struggle vs. Struggle
When you have depression, a "struggle" is more than a struggle. It is the end of the world. It is the most difficult thing to overcome. A struggle is an impossible task. It is despair. When you have depression... ...and the dishwasher breaks, how can life g...
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Depression is a real medical illness
Depression is an illness. It is not who you are. I don't have any other way to describe it other than saying, depression is a disease in your brain; it's complex, it's confusing, and because of this, frustrating, but it's there. Depression is NOT laziness. ...
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A person is a person no matter how sick
Recently, someone said something to me that really stuck. You know who you are. Thank you for your wise words. "A person being on medication for depression is no different than a person being on medication for high blood pressure or diabetes or anything." Y...
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