When I started volunteering a lot, I realized that there was something that I needed to do before I gave service to others: work on myself. I had been struggling for years with depression, and I knew that I wanted to do something to make a difference. I started visiting with a professional to learn self help methods, and it really helped me to cut through the darkness. Within a few short months, I felt like I really had a handle on my depression, and it felt amazing. This blog is all about understanding how to make a difference--by changing yourself first.