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Bipolar and Suicide - My Story

This was first published on www.cbn.com

CBN.com â€“This was not the first time I had considered suicide. As I look back on the situation which nearly brought about my demise, I am keenly aware it is also the situation which brought permanent, positive changes in my life. God carried me through this time of despair. He taught me to open my eyes and see the situation as one of growth instead of the end.

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Slowly I slid to the floor as I watched the policeman buckle my children into the backseat of his police car and drive away.

The Phenomenon of the New Normal

The music and film industry has celebrated the thin, shapely women and the muscular men for years. Anyone who was not considered "beautiful" has been relegated to the part of weird or crazy. This type of behavior has not just been tolerated, it is encouraged.

I have watched the video of Susan Boyle trying out for Britain's Got Talent over and over. She was laughed at and scorned until she opened her mouth and the most beautiful sound silenced the mockers.

The video of an interview with Meghan Trainor where she tearfully admitted she never entertained the idea of a pop music career because she was not thin like Rhianna, My heart broke as I watched her go from joy to tears and back again.

Soar Like An Eagle

     No one can keep you down but yourself. Life is hard. Things happen and they hurt. There is no way of getting around it. I am the only one who can make a difference. I am the one who decides to stay down, or get up and fight.
      What is keeping you down today? Shake it off and soar with the eagles.
 
Remembering 9-11-2001.
 
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Danni Andrew

He Changed The World. Can I Change Mine?

    Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. His mark on history is one that will be celebrated as long as there are those who remember. He faced many obstacles but he continued on the path before him.
     As I struggle to write this book that has been on my heart for nearly twelve years, I am reminded of the obstacles that have fallen in my path. How many times have I wanted to quit. How many times have I sought a different path, only to be brought back to this path in front of me.
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