Great (but Realistic) Expectations: What Does Happiness Look Like?

Lately in my conversations with readers, the topic of abuse recovery has come up. Some of us don’t expect to ever fully heal. Others are desperate to heal, and cling … Continue reading Great (but Realistic) Expectations: What Does Happiness Look Like?

An Open Letter from a Housewife to a Demon

Dear Apsinthos, You have plagued me long enough. Your bitter lies are like a cancer in my mind, like a poison to my soul, and I am done with you. … Continue reading An Open Letter from a Housewife to a Demon

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Why I Changed My Name From Jennifer Grassman to Jennifer Greenberg

Since I was sixteen, singing songs at coffee houses and selling $5 home-burned CDs of my music, I marketed myself as Jennifer Grassman. My maiden name is on all my … Continue reading Why I Changed My Name From Jennifer Grassman to Jennifer Greenberg

Symbols of God

The Cursed Blessing of Depression

We’ve been through a lot together, you and I. You were always there, no matter how horrible things got. I remember as a young child, making mud-pies in the back … Continue reading The Cursed Blessing of Depression

Reactionary Atheism: When Evil Is Bigger Than God

Some of the most pain-riddled people you will ever encounter will call themselves atheists. While some atheists are calmly secure in their unbelief, others lash out at Christians with vehemence. … Continue reading Reactionary Atheism: When Evil Is Bigger Than God

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Joy With A Backdrop Of Sorrow

I’m about to be super transparent. I don’t know why I feel the need to put that disclaimer at the beginning of this post, but there it is. The following isn’t … Continue reading Joy With A Backdrop Of Sorrow

Response: 5 Optimistic Thoughts That Will Change Your Perspective On Life

In a recent article on Elite Daily, writer Miranda Athanasiou listed five “optimistic thoughts” that will supposedly change your perspective on life and turn you into a happier person. There’s just … Continue reading Response: 5 Optimistic Thoughts That Will Change Your Perspective On Life

Happy Birthday Judy Garland (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969)

She would have been 92 years old today. The theatrical songbird’s fairytale princess voice and classic beauty made her an icon for many an aspiring singer and actress. Yet Garland’s … Continue reading Happy Birthday Judy Garland (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969)

Why Positive Thinking Can’t Change Your Life … And What Can

There are countless “life coaches” and positive thinkers out there today who would have you believe that if you think enough positive thoughts, and are determined to be happy, you … Continue reading Why Positive Thinking Can’t Change Your Life … And What Can

How To Be Happy In A Broken World

We didn’t plan life to be like this. We aren’t living “the dream.” We aren’t where we thought we’d be 10 years ago. Loved ones got sick. Lost jobs. Passed away. … Continue reading How To Be Happy In A Broken World