How Does Tremendous Purpose Come From the Darkest Tragedy?

tremendous purpose

Does the hurting ever stop? I don’t know because I’m not even close to being there yet.  A big part of me wants the pain to go away but not at the cost of the memories.  The memories are what I cherish, what I hold onto when I want to feel close to Madeline. This is what I felt 2 … Read More

If I Had One More Chance, What Would I Say To Maddie Today?

the maddie project

It’s been more than six years since we lost our beloved daughter, Maddie to depression at the tender age of fourteen. It’s hard to describe what has transpired since that dreaded day.  It has left this indelible imprint upon the lives of our family and so many of our friends. Yet it is a legacy that has touched the lives of … Read More

Why the Road To Self-Discovery Can Be So Damn Painful

self discovery

This year should be renamed the Year of My Enlightenment.  There’s been some highs and lows throughout the year and, fortunately, more highs than lows. One thing is true; all these moments are part of the continuing education of Chris Coulter.  Perhaps I’m more aware of my surroundings, environment or vulnerabilities, perhaps these moments are around us all the time, … Read More

The 8 Things I Wish I Knew About Starting a Business After Divorce

Starting a business after divorce

There are several reasons for wanting to start your own business. Some do it for autonomy and flexibility. Some do it for personal challenge and development. Some will entertain it because it is the next logical step in their career. Some of them always had an unsatisfied urge to be their own boss. Some have had a hard time finding … Read More

Why it is so Frustrating to Deal with the Stigma of Anti-Depressants

Some will say that this story has no business being posted in a professional platform like LinkedIn.  I differ in opinion.  Mental health is as big an issue in a professional setting as it is in a personal one.  Some people get a little squeamish when deeply personal subjects are discussed.  Some don’t want to hear about it in any … Read More

How Can It Be So Dark Even on the Sunniest of Days?

how can it be so dark

Originally Published October 2013 A Personal Narrative of Life with Depression People may criticize me for posting something that is so deeply personal in a very public forum. This is not intended to be a soapbox account of me airing my dirty laundry, nor is it a cry for help as I’m teetering on the edge of a cliff. This … Read More