They called me moody
Wendy is retired and living on the south shore of Nova Scotia.
Wendy shares her life with depression. It is interesting what we can learn as we age. Wendy shares a story of her first husband and the challenges that came with an abusive relationship. Recognizing that mental abuse and controlling personality is actually abuse. She was able to leave that relationship and met her current husband Dana who she loves very much.
Wendy says as a teenager they called her moody, but knows now that she has suffered her life with depression and alcoholism. Wendy has two daughters who have studied psychology. She is sure that speaking with her daughters is an important part of her support system. She believes it is important to share the story with her girls.
Wendy found support in her God. She went to church and read a daily devotion. She understands that God is not what everyone calls their higher power, some say the universe. Her advice is not about the name you use, but the supports you can find. She used to pray to go, and now prays in gratitude that she survived.
Wendy says the best advice is to find someone to talk to, someone to share with, don't keep it to yourself. She suggests seeking medical support, research, find a support group, do what it takes to find the best supports for you and your situation. Do what you need to do to understand that this is not your fault.
Wendy has found her happy place in her business - Catch My Drift Art and Decor - www.facebook.com/pg/Catch-My-Drift-Decor-194308197987649/
#InnerWisdomProject #IntentionalConnection #CatchMyDriftDecor #Depression #Alcoholism #Psychology #Family #MentalHealth #WomenEmpoweringWomen #Motivation #Inspiration #IWD #BalanceforBetter #InnerWisdom
Special thanks to Patrick Thompson for the music and Sam Theriault (my 13 year old son) for video editing.