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Tag: depression

Depression is a sneaky thing

For the last couple of months I’ve been feeling uncontrollably sad. But more than sad. Lifeless almost. I ended up changing the dose of medication that I take for depression and the pain has lifted. I’ve often searched for a way to describe the…

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The new normal

I dreamed last night that my mother was alive. It was Christmas in the dream and all of my family was gathered together at a house. In the dream my father was seeing someone else. I asked where mom was and was told she…

Ted Talk on Depression

I just watched this talk on depression with Stephen Ilardi. If you have 20 minutes this is a very important topic to so many people in today’s civilization.  https://upliftconnect.com/depression-disease-civilisation/

I did my hair today

Not big news, I know. Except that for the last several weeks I have done nothing but throw on some clothes and put my hair in a pony tail and head off to work. Feeling depressed saps your motivation to do the easiest of…

A Hypocrite No More!

In my last post I wrote about some struggles that I’ve been having. Today I had my first session with a counselor (thank you to everyone who made recommendations and who reached out – it means the world to me). During the session we…

Struggling

This morning I found myself wishing for the oblivion of being drunk. But without drinking. I’ve been sober going on 17 years, I have no intention of ever drinking again. But on occasion I want to escape my life. I know even when I…

From Darkness into Light

When I was a teen I wrote a lot of poetry; very dark poetry. There were a lot of messages about suicide in the words that came from me. It terrified my mother. I didn’t have a lot of value for my own life…

A Story of Depression

As someone who has had my own struggles around depression and alcohol abuse, it saddens me to hear of others who have lost touch with themselves enough to commit suicide. Everyone is talking about Robin Williams’ apparent suicide today. And I thought it might…

Moving through depression

Vasistha was a great sage and teacher to King Ram, one of the avatars of Vishnu. Ram’s purpose on earth was to restore the path of righteousness or dharma, which had become corrupted by negative influences. While on some travels Ram became quite disillusioned…