• The Journey to Feeling Again

    My name is Mitch and this is my story of taking shame and turning it into acceptance. I live with anxiety and finally, I’m good with it. My intention for writing this is twofold. First, the more I talk about it, the better I…

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  • Vulnerability is Not a Weakness

    My name is Moe Bsat and I struggle with anxiety. My struggle began in Law School. It started with weight gain, depressive moods, excessive drinking, and a lack of sleep. In my last year of school, I couldn’t…

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  • Don’t Wait For Rockbottom

    I spent months praying for something bad to happen to me; waiting for the day that I would pass out and end up in the hospital, or behind the wheel and accidentally crash my car, or maybe my heart would…

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  • Breathe In, Breathe Out

    On March 19, 2013, I took my last breath. I had just experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a ski accident in Whistler, Blackcomb. Buried in an avalanche, upside down and four feet under snow, I was…

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  • My Awakening

    The day my son was born was the happiest day of my life. It also quickly became the most fearful and most difficult time of my life. On the one hand, I had this beautiful baby boy and felt so lucky…

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  • Caught in the Riptide

    Cold tile pressed up against my cheek as I laid there on the floor, puzzled, fixating on the tears streaming down my face. What is happening? I’m not sad, or am I? Curled up, crying on the bathroom floor – that was…

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  • Standing at the Edge of My Nightmare

    Last night I tried to kill myself. I’ve lived my darkest nightmare. Come to think of it, the entire time I used cocaine was me tiptoeing closer and closer to the edge of the nightmare. How far could I push it…

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