Stephanie Neilson, and her husband Christian, spoke at BYU-Idaho back when I was a student. It was the only Thursday Forum that I remember attending, and I think I went because of a video I had seen about Stephanie a few years earlier.
After seeing the video and hearing them speak, I knew the gist of their story. In 2008, Stephanie and Christian were in a plane accident that resulted in 80% of Stephanie’s body (30% off Christian’s) being burned.
But, a few years later, I found this book at a thrift store, and I figured it might be worth adding to my library.
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Is it weird to start off a book review by plugging a different book? Probably.
But I feel, for context reasons, that it’s important to do so.
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In one of my earlier posts, How Not Being “Manly” Made Me Hate Myself, I mentioned that I sometimes have conversations with myself (in my head, mind you) about questions I have. It’s a way for me to have a personal counseling session and to talk through issues that I don’t understand.
Yesterday I was talking to myself about how I didn’t want my relationship to become codependent. I didn’t want our happiness to depend on each other. I didn’t want her bad days to bring me down, and I didn’t want my bad days to bring her down.
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I feel uncomfortable when people use the term “clinical depression”. I understand the need for it, as it does exist, however I don’t like the term because it sometimes causes people to believe there is real depression and fake depression, serious depression and not serious depression, actual depression and just being sad.
In my opinion depression is depression, regardless of the cause. The feelings one experiences are very real. The hopelessness is blinding. Depression is always scary.
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