Hello! Welcome to my world. My name is Melissa Elise Hall (affectionately called Missy). I’m a survivor of abuse, depression and suicide. I live with chronic illness and am physically disabled. Despite it all, I have learned to thrive. I struggle. I often feel uninspired. I live with depression and face discouragement; yet here I am determined to live my life well. I’ve discovered that hope, happiness, and healing are real and obtainable.

I hope you’ll follow my blog and join me on my journey as I continue to heal and live with hope. I’ll be telling my survival story; offering glimpses into my day-to-day life; and sharing encouragement and inspiration along the way. I love interaction. Feel free to message me and leave comments on my blog posts. I hope you’ll check out the rest of my website and find useful tips, information, and resources.

Hope Always,

Latest Blog Posts

What If Church Hurts?

At the end of 2017 I faced a major crisis that involved a church leader. That thang had me spiraling for a while. I’m still a little light-headed. I didn’t realize how so many of my beliefs about life and myself were attached to my religious beliefs.

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Extra Curves

I just can’t believe that I have so many new curves. I hide most of them but there’s a few that refuse to stay hidden. They’re like, Hey, Missy! Hey world. I’m trying to convince them to work with me. This isn’t my first time being full-figured; but I’m at my heaviest and it doesn’t felt…

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God Has Smiled on Me

The darkest of moments, filled with loneliness and feelings of being lost, almost took me out; but instead I clung more tightly to God. God calmed my fears, settled my mind and spirit, and reminded me of all the many times I have survived.

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MsMissy Speaks

An inspirational memoir about finding identity and overcoming disasters such as domestic violence, chronic illness, depression, and loss of loved ones.