Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: finding meaning

Part 17 – Terry Fox – finding meaning

  Terry Fox:  ” I guess one of the most important things I’ve learned is that nothing is ever completely bad. Even cancer. It has made me a better person. It has given me courage and a sense of purpose I never had before. But you don’t have to do like I did, wait until […]

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How should we live?

  “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. ‘All the Law and the Prophets […]

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A reason for living

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  262  I’ve been thinking: I feel my best when I’m doing things for other people. When I’m living for something more than just myself. When I’m feeding into other people’s lives. And isn’t that the answer for all of us who have trouble finding a reason to live? Isn’t that the best […]

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Unable to work

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  219  (January 20, 2009) Someone who has bipolar disorder and hasn’t been able to work for awhile wrote: “I personally feel discouragement, a loss of identity, and a lot of shame & guilt having been off work for this long.” I can well remember similar feelings – actually throughout most of my […]

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Comment on finding meaning (2018)

I need to comment here. There is a problem when poor health takes away the meaning in life you once had. When the joy you once experienced in the work you had loved can no longer be found. When opportunities become limited because of disability. Such a situation can create greater depression than before. I […]

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