I’m Jennifer, and it’s wonderful to meet you. Pull up a chair and let’s have a chat.

I wish people would talk more. I am convinced that one of the best parts of the human experience is delving deep into the experiences we have and sharing them with each other. Isn’t love but a form of mutual understanding, driven by the passion and excitement of romantic preference?

I didn’t always feel this way. A lifelong sufferer of anxiety and having also battled depression, I was silent about it for most of my life. I thought the pain and numbness between which I oscillated daily were completely normal and universal. I did not realize how hard I was being on myself until I met my best friend David, who was dealing with shame and guilt issues of his own.

He opened up to me about his struggles, and we talked about his therapy sessions. Slowly I began to piece together that my “normal” wasn’t so normal after all.

Together with David, I’m creating this site as a platform for advocacy on opening up on mental health. I want people to see the types of steps and success stories that can help them realize their own power.

 

As I work to research and write more, I’m open to talking to you, and I’d love guidance on article ideas. ¬†Feel free to drop me a line at jennifer at spiritfinder dot org.