One of the positive things that has come from my illness

Someone recently asked me to share with them all the positive affects depression has had on my life. It sounds strange but I have never shied away from acknowledging all the amazing parts of me that I have discovered or the many feats I have accomplished if not for my illness.

Three years ago today is definitely at the top of that list and one of the most exciting and fulfilling days of my entire life when the first shipment of my children’s book which I’d spent the previous 18 months working on arrived on my front porch. It was everything I’d envisioned it to be and more. There have been many obstacles thrown my way since publishing my book which you can read about here: ( but knowing that my book has had such a positive impact and touched so many lives by helping to guide parents, teachers, caregivers and loved ones help children (and adults) understand and cope with their feelings when someone they love is suffering with Depression is what I wish to focus on today. 

Today I wish to focus on resilience, dreams, goals and purpose. 

I made a recording of myself reading my book this morning that I wanted to share with you. 

Full video @

Please feel free to share with someone you love who you know could benefit from reading “Where Did Mommy’s Smile Go?”, a classroom setting or if you would like your own personal signed copy, DM me today.

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Author: Kim Fluxgold

Wife, mom of 3 beautiful children, dog lover, creative sole and children's book Author. Sharing my journey with depression and anxiety through blogging in hopes of educating and ending the stigma.

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