Ten Differences between living Broken and living Whole


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This list is a comparison of how my life used to be, compared to how it is today. ~Darlene


~the oppression of depression

~the guilt and shame of mental illness

~the guilt and shame of emotional abuse (or any other type of abuse)

~the weight and responsibility of the world

~self hate

~the darkness that hangs over days and nights

~questioning self worth, validity and value

~not accepting or understanding having a right to equality

~difficulty trusting others

~false definition (misunderstanding) of what love is


~the joy of waking up to a new day

~unfathomable energy to accomplish tasks

~laughter straight from the depth of the soul

~embracing the truth and leaving the lies behind

~owning individuality and self worth

~realizing my soul purpose and embracing it

~facing fear; knowing the truth about fear

~trusting self, loving self

~ability to accept love and ability to love

~living life to the fullest


8 response to "Ten Differences between living Broken and living Whole"

  1. By: Darlene Ouimet Posted: 30th December

    Hi Christine, Great to meet you!

    Thank you so much for your encouragement and support, I really appreciate it. I did have an amazing therapist and for the past few years I have been speaking in mental health seminars. After meeting others who have also recovered from serious depression and other mental health issues, I believe wholeness is possible and I want to deliver that message; there is hope for healing and fullness in life.

    I agree with you ~ talking about mental illness certainly exposes it to the light, and the light seems to always reveal the lies that lurk in the dark.

    I visited your site too; what a wonderful niche specialty you have, working with people who live with a partner who is struggling with depression. I will be sure to keep your site URL handy in order to pass it on.


  2. By: Christine McRae Posted: 30th December

    Darlene, this is very inspirational. Thankyou for taking the time to set out very clearly and simply the steps you have taken to move from brokenness to wholeness. This should be so encouraging to anyone on this journey. I noted your comments on the guilt and shame of mental illness. I have found as I have coached women who are supporting partner’s suffering with depression, that this sense of guilt and shame of mental illness can be a strong force in a person’s life. I believe that the more we openly talk about depression/mental illness and treat it as any other illness that needs specialised care, the more quickly people will be able to move from brokenness to wholeness. Letting go of this guilt and shame is such a liberating step. You have obviously had some amazing support and guidance in your life to bring you through to the wholeness you are expressing here. It is just so encouraging to read about it. This is something beautiful I will share this with the women I coach.
    Warm regards
    Christine McRae, The Trail Blazing Woman, christine@trailblazingwoman.com.au

  3. By: Christie Posted: 29th December

    Wow – I felt really touched reading this, Darlene. Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. By: Darlene Ouimet Posted: 29th December

    Thanks Sharon!

    I have a passion for sharing the hope of complete healing and wholeness. When I started my process, I only wanted to “be okay”, I never dreamed that my life could be full and that I could be this happy!

    Thanks for your support!!


  5. By: Sharon S Posted: 29th December


    It is so cool to see your transformation from brokenness to wholeness! It takes lots of courage and a strong will to get to the point your at now and I so admire you. Love the blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. By: Darlene Ouimet Posted: 29th December

    Thanks John and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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