Posted by: Marie | March 17, 2010

(271) Spotlight: Emerging From Broken

Post #271

Spotlight on a Great Blog

I have been perusing many therapy and mental health related blogs over the past few months and have found quite a number that I really like and have added to my blogroll.

Some of those blogs are of exceptional value to me — I feel compelled to call attention to them, as is the case with the blog I’m highlighting in this post. You may ask, “What qualifies as exceptional value?” Well, I value the following:

1) An overall focus on healing and moving forward — that doesn’t necessarily mean there is an absence of negative material; but rather, that it is balanced with solution-oriented insights;

2) Originality — while links to and reuse of enlightening material is good, original content is even better;

3) Relevancy — the majority of the posts are related to therapy and the therapeutic process;

4) Level of activity — the author(s) keeps the material fresh.

So, here is one blog that I feel qualifies as “highly valuable”:

Emerging From Broken

The authors of this blog are named Carla Dippel and Darlene Ouimet. The blog is about going from surviving to thriving on the journey to wholeness. Here is how they describe the blog:

Though the details of our lives bear marked contrasts, we have traveled a similar path of wholeness. Building on our friendship and mutual passion to spread the message of freedom from the lies of our pasts, the vision of co-authoring a blog was born. We are excited to offer a message that is unique, sharing the missing puzzle pieces we have found that many others are seeking to find. We are passionate advocates of emotional, mental and psychological health. This is a place of inspiration and connection where we share our journey with all other seekers, learning and growing together. We welcome feedback, insight and viewpoints from your own personal journeys.

When I read their blog, I feel a sense on connectedness . . . they have come from difficult situations and they know what it is like to walk the path of profound healing. I find their writing to be of high quality, thoughtful, relevant and realistic. If you are so inclined, I encourage you to swing by their blog and enjoy!


  1. I stopped by to read over at Emerging from broken and so grateful that you posted this link!


    • Hi, Susan –

      And I’m so glad you stopped by here again! I hope to hear from you in the future!

      – Marie

  2. I love when we find new blogs, new online friends who understand and whose words speak to us–as we hope our words speak to them. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi, April_optimist –

      You are most welcome! I’m glad you chimed in here!

      – Marie

  3. Hi Marie,
    I ran accross this blog spotlight today while I was visiting YOUR blog, and realized you were spotlighting MY blog! Thanks so very much! This is a wonderful review and you seem to have captured the real essence of us.

    Blogging is a wonderful way to spread the message of hope for healing and the journey to recovery. I love your blog too!

    Thanks again, Darlene

    • You are most welcome, Darlene!

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