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Tina L Porter

What to do with the heartbreak?

Beauty, Depression, Faith, Grace No Comment

I’m back in my couch today. It’s a sunny, but cold day, and I have pulled a blanket over me and one cat has crawled on that. I’m content right now, in a way I wasn’t when the couch seemed to be my 24/7 home. I have a warm cup of coffee, some seasonal candy […]

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Tina L Porter

Dear Senators Murkowski and Collins: Thank You!

Depression, Family, Parenting No Comment

I’ve tried to tell my Senator, Todd Young, what the ACA has done for my family, but he’s not interested in listening to constituents that don’t agree with him. As one public figure might say, SAD! But I also know from friends who are solely self-employed that the ACA is not perfect. Premiums are too high because of the complete coverage offered. I get that. I understand that. I understand that the ACA is not perfect.

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Tina L Porter

Buoyancy

Beauty, Depression, Faith, Grace No Comment

Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’m sinking. Not bobbing up and down like I’m treading life, nor even my own weird little breast stroke toward a known shore. Just sinking, a teensy bit here and a teensy bit there. I can feel the tug on my ankles, on my spine, and even, sometimes, at the […]

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Tina L Porter

70. If I Follow the Line

Depression, Grace No Comment
70. If I Follow the Line

If I follow the line from my door to your harbor one foot after the other striking pavement heel to toe heel to toe heel to toe the echo thudding against my┬áribs my skull as I pace myself to you What is the strength of your sanctuary? Will it wall off the wolves who gnaw […]

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Tina L Porter

53. Cotton Candy Clouds

100 days of poetry, Beauty, Depression No Comment
53. Cotton Candy Clouds

The light is fading pinky-blue in the western sky a huge white cloud is lit up like electric cotton candy and I’m inside thinking of you sorrow welling up for the distance between us sorrow consuming me for lost moments and lost years But when I look at that cotton candy sky I set the […]

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Tina L Porter

49. Some Day

100 days of poetry, Depression, Grace No Comment
49. Some Day

Some day, I hope we look back and laugh and call it the season(s) of flecking off paint while watching paint dry Some day, I hope the ghost shows and the ghost poems and the ghost projects will prove to have added up to something good something solid something you can be proud of Today, […]

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Tina L Porter

Out of the Couch

Depression, Gratitude 14 Comments
Out of the Couch

I recognized the symptoms. Depression isn’t new to me, but I don’t recall ever having been in it so long or so deep. It took me until recently and with loving prodding to realize how profoundly it had come to affect my family, my marriage, my career, let alone my own sense of self.

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Tina L Porter

Repeating Grace

Depression, Grace, Gratitude No Comment

This morning, it was Glennon Melton Doyle (aka Momastery) who had an occasion to re-post a post she had posted before because she knows what we all know but we all forget, just like she did: we don’t often learn things after one lesson. Sometimes, when we are tired or whatever, we get the opportunity (!) to learn it all over again.

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Tina L Porter

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