I had a dream

My sleep pattern has been way off. Because of my depressive state, sometimes I find myself up until the wee hours of the morning. Then when it is time to wake up, I can't. Waking up at 10 or 11 is ridiculous. However, considering what time I do go to sleep, I do get my … Continue reading I had a dream

The Counselor

Wendy Shipman Productions presents Jonathan Borden, a licensed counselor who specializes in student, individual and family therapy. Mr. Borden gives us insight on the processes of seeking therapy, holding client/therapist accountability, animal assisted therapy and so much more. Please watch this amazing interview as we continue to talk about mental health. https://youtu.be/Cy_0ujD03Ls Please like and … Continue reading The Counselor

The Reverend

Wendy Shipman Productions presents Rev. Dr. T. Eric Nathan as he discusses mental health and spirituality. Often people associate being depressed as a lack of believing in the works of God. That is so far from the truth. Please take a look at this video and listen as this Man of God talks about mental … Continue reading The Reverend

The Depressed Father

Wendy Shipman Productions presents Mark Shipman, Sr. telling his story about the loss of his former wife and immediately becoming a single father to a teenage son. This is a heartfelt journey of mental health from a man's point of view. Special thanks goes to my husband for being transparent in a world where mental … Continue reading The Depressed Father

I am miserable!

It's been a long time, friends. I haven't been busy. I haven't been working on things. I haven't been occupied. In fact, it has been the complete opposite. I have had so much free time on my hands that quite frankly, I don't know what to do (although I enjoyed being retired). People have been … Continue reading I am miserable!

Don’t miss what’s important

Back in 2016, my two children and I took our last family vacation together. My daughter made a request. She wanted to wake up early one morning to watch the sunrise. Well, one thing that has not changed about me ... I am not a morning person. I was reluctant to oblige her request until … Continue reading Don’t miss what’s important

Am I cheating myself?

I am a giver. It is in my nature. I would do anything I could to help someone in need. Not necessarily monetarily, but things like advice, or prayers, or any kind of other help is what I offer. And I generally do not ask of anything in return. Am I wrong? Am I cheating … Continue reading Am I cheating myself?

Giving in to getting older

Have you ever felt defeated? **DISCLAIMER** Not to the point of where you want to end your life. Not that!! However, you just feel like there is no end to the complacency in life? Almost like you feel stuck with nowhere to go? No? Be thankful because it is not a pleasant feeling at all. … Continue reading Giving in to getting older

Peace

I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid.John 14:27 NLT Peace... such a small word for a big definition. But when used on a daily basis, it has such a humongous meaning. … Continue reading Peace

My humiliating 72 hour stay – Day 3 – I’m done!

Day 3 and I felt like I have sunken deeper than when I first came. Days worth of disappointments, feelings of "I really don't matter" and wasting time I'll never get back. This last night, I didn't sleep well. Thinking the air mattress would have helped, I was painful all night. Tossing and turning trying … Continue reading My humiliating 72 hour stay – Day 3 – I’m done!