My name is Jodi Edwards Wright. I am a wife, mother, writer, poet, former teacher, unconventional Christian, cat lover, and have absolutely no formal training in counseling or medicine or any other specialty which could conceivably qualify me to advise others about how to live their lives…but for some reason people seem to like my thoughts on the matter anyway.
I have fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, clinical depression, and a host of other quirks and impediments, not the least of which is an almost terminal case of honesty. I have lived through divorce, abuse, single motherhood, bankruptcy, poverty, the chronic illness and eventual death of a child, the loss of my career, and a few other things not worth mentioning at the moment.
I am now married to the most wonderful man in the world (my sympathies to all the other women out there — he’s taken), and am owned by two cats, Cosmo and Zinnia.
For a number of years I have been a team leader and co-moderator of the Dealing with Depression team at SparkPeople.com. I was Senior Moderator of the DwD team for two years, during which time the group grew from a few thousand to over 500,00 members.
My concern for others with problems of all kinds became more than a volunteer gig — it became a passion. As I replied to other members, I discovered that my personal struggles informed my responses. I have been consulted about relationships, parenting, mental health, faith, education…and the positive feedback was very gratifying. I started to ponder the possibility of writing my thoughts at a separate venue, a blog of my own, where I could reach out to a wider audience.
Now here we are.


  1. I love your about you section . . . it could be about me.


  2. Hi Jodi! I thought I’d subscribed a long time ago…I guess not!! I’m off to check on Mother Hen to see if I’ve subscribed to her scratchings too. 🙂

    • Glad you checked in! I have had the same thing happen — I was sure that I had subscribed to a blog then realized I hadn’t been getting it’s posts.
      Mother Hen will be so pleased to have you visit!

  3. Do you know much about Dysthmia?

    • Thank you for your question! Stay tuned for a future post on Dysthmia, probably in the next two or three weeks.

      • Thanks 🙂

  4. I was surprised that your information on Autism and Depression made so much more sense that a lot of the other sites I visited. We have a son with Autism and had just gotten home from the ER with him for not eating/drinking for a week and no medical evidence of why and the only thing that makes sense is depression. Thank you for your insights.

    • Glad that the information was helpful! Hoping your son is doing better now. God bless you both!

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