Amy McCalister Wander No More Niagara Falls, NY

// Depression, You Almost Got Me But I’m A Survivor//

Suffering for weeks, sometimes months through boughts of dreaded depression is no joke and very real to millions of people. Itumblr_static_black-black-and-white-depressed-depression-sad-favim.com-55858have suffered with it for over 10 years, maybe longer but I had children young, I was in University, working and doing my internships. I did not have time to stay in bed all day and feel sorry for myself. I have since realized that depression is not laying in bed feeling…

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// The War Within: Finding Peace//

The War Within

You can post quotes, cute pictures with inspiring words but after you “like” it or repost it on Facebook, I do it all the time. The problem with that is after a few minutes, it’s gone, forgotten. A Take_a_look_in_the_mirror_by_Funeriummoment, just a single moment of a few words inspires some moment of clarity and motivation to change. We who need them know this. Deep down it is going to take a hell of a lot more then a picture of a…

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// Being Human//

Growing up it I was taught many things in my family which was a wonderful family and a family with many problems, just like 4fbca68948402e457634781452cd9c0dmany other families. There is no perfect family. The media has helped to shape the perfect family, the American dream and what we are supposed to do with our lives and how we are supposed to act. I have spent a good part of my life trying to be just that, normal and perfect,…

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// My Ultimate Goal In Life//

These past few weeks I have been Facebook and phone avoidy. Usually, this means trouble to those who know me well and ElizabethGadd3in the past they were right. This time was a very well deserved retreat from mindless web-surfing and phone calls and texts that just keep adding to the one thing I try desperately to avoid but always seem to attract, drama. Instead I specifically sought out information and…

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Going Through The Motions Of Life

I have spent many days in recovery just surviving. Surviving the guilt, the pain, the memories. They consume me.

Going Through The Motions Of Life

I have spent many days in recovery just surviving. Surviving the guilt, the pain, the memories. They consume me.

// Racing Thoughts and Anxiety//

Racing Thoughts and Anxiety

I used to and still on occasion, ok more then just on occasion, obsess about the past and the future. I have trouble just being in the how-to-cope-with-panic-attacks-wideplayermoment. I have the tools but applying the tools is very different. Here’s where the raw, real Amy is beginning to be revealed and this is how I hope to achieve what I’m setting out to do by writing about my challenges and struggles and how I deal with them.

My…

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Solitude is not isolation…

She’s all alone in a sea of fear. It makes it hard for her to talk to people, to them how she feels.

Solitude is not isolation…

She’s all alone in a sea of fear. It makes it hard for her to talk to people, to them how she feels.

6 Signs You Might be a Kitchen Witch

I’ve been told so many times I’m a kitchen witch! Funny it seems to run in the family on my mom’s side, we’re so tied to the earth in our kitchen’s our garden we’re just so drawn to nature.

6 Signs You Might be a Kitchen Witch

I’ve been told so many times I’m a kitchen witch! Funny it seems to run in the family on my mom’s side, we’re so tied to the earth in our kitchen’s our garden we’re just so drawn to nature.

// Making Some Changes To My Site//

Making Some Changes To My Site

I am going to be making a few changes to my site over the next few weeks. I think since my life has changed and my blog has become different than

Our paths are constantly changing, don't just stay on one because you feel obligated to stay, make your twists & turns, it's your path, your journey...live it and live it to the fullest!

Our paths are constantly changing, don’t just stay on one because you feel obligated to stay, make your twists & turns, it’s your path, your journey…live it and live it to the fullest!

what it once was, there’s some need for shall we say redecorating or…

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