Author: EmilyCC

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Emptying My Gratitude Purse, a Reflection

In 2006, one of our founding bloggers, Jana Remy, wrote a delightful post about what she finds under her bed or couch in her journal as a novel way to record our personal histories....

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Learning and Teaching Self-Worth

Last week, I realized that I sound like a jerk when someone asks me about my classes. Friends have been supportive and encouraging about my decision to go back to school. When asked, I...

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Making Meditation Work for Me

About 10 years ago, a therapist told me meditation might be helpful for my depression. I have tried it off and on during graduate school, as a chaplain, at periods of life when I...

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Exponent II 2019 Annual Fall Retreat Announcement

Edited for clarity on 5/22/19 Over the past year, our Facebook discussion group has grown, well, exponentially… It is exciting to have new people join the group, and each arm of the Exponent II...

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A Conversation with Myself: Practicing Self-Compassion

“Compassion isn’t some kind of self-improvement project or ideal that we’re trying to live up to. Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves, all those imperfections...

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When Depression Returns…

On Monday this week, I began ketamine treatments for treatment-resistant depression. I had heard I would get relief much more quickly than with traditional SSRI’s, so I was hopeful. I wrote this yesterday, feeling...

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A Journal Entry for the New Year

In April 2017, I found myself in a deep and severe depressive episode. Some actions of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the uppermost level have been painful for me to...