Over coming Depression and the blame game

by Gwen Quinn
(Norcross, GA)

I am a 40 year old wife, mother of 3 sons and a grandmother of 2. For a large part of my adult life I have struggled with negative thinking, feelings, depression and all the things that comes along with it.


But lately after spending time understanding the Word of God and Jesus' love for me. I have faced and overcame symptoms of depression, helplessness and hopelessness. I have dared to dream of myself as a woman boxer and dancer. This is a large leap of faith because with being almost 50 lbs over my ideal body weight; I had to believe I could change my lifestyle with the help of God's Holy spirit inside for a better life; physical and mental health, my family and my dream of inspiring others to be all they can be.

Boxing and body building has been the avenue that I needed to help me overcome fears and blaming others for why I can't achieve my goals. I learned I was my worst enemy and that I could change my life by thinking positively and chosing positively. Boxing has given me a focus and hope to live a healthy and active life for many years to come. I enjoy the discipline, committment and heart that boxing requires. I enjoy the extra energy and the positve self esteem I have that shows up in every area of my life. I even notice the way my husband looks at me: respect, attraction and hope for a better life together. Thanks for this website and all those who make it possible. Thanks to all the women boxers who have come before me to pave the way.

Gwen Quinn

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Oct 31, 2015
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Keep up the Good Fight! NEW
by: Anonymous

Thank you for the encouraging testimony. I have also recently returned to boxing after taking a long 18 year break. After believing i would never run or train again, im back in the gym training alongside olympic fighters and loving every second of it. After a tough life, including 2 combat tours, injuries, ect. I have been healed. Sure, i have aches and pains, but im mentally stronger and hitting harder than i was, almost a lifetime ago. My beautiful wife and eight sons are proud of there father who strives to show them an outer manifestation of the fighting spirit thats always driven him to care for them, love them, pray for them, ect. They cant see that, but what they can see is dad open up the Word first thing in the morning and start his day off with that, thats where it all came from, God. To him be the glory! Thank you! Jesus!

Oct 19, 2015
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by: essays4me.com

I would like to thank you, Gwen, for everything you've come through and shared with us. You are a brave person who can achieve everything. I do believe in you. You are an example for others as well.

Oct 19, 2015
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I would like to thank you, Gwen, for everything you've come through and shared with us. You are a brave person who can achieve everything. I do believe in you. You are an example for others as well.

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