confessions of a depressed mind: bad habits

Communication. It all comes down to that, when you think about it. I knew this! (It was my major in college!) I'm an actually rather effective communicator - and an active one at that. But this is one of the things that I lost in my fight with depression. It's time for me to take … Continue reading confessions of a depressed mind: bad habits

confessions of a depressed mind: going it alone

Training for the marathon I ran back in January had me in great physical shape, though I was completely bent out of shape emotionally by depression. Before I ran my marathon, I was struggling with a lot of hurt triggered by the fact that most of my close friends here in Taipei were not going … Continue reading confessions of a depressed mind: going it alone

confession of a depressed mind: DROWNING

I'm somewhere in the ocean, but still in sight of the beach. The waves have taken me under; I'm using all my strength to fight the current that threatens to end me. Moments of oxygen are few and far between, and then they stop all together. I look up; I don't know if I'll be … Continue reading confession of a depressed mind: DROWNING

forward motion: a miracle

You know how some things just don't go how you want them to go? And you spend so much time fighting it, trying to change it, trying to win a battle you've, in reality, already lost. You come to the point when you just have to accept it. Accepting it is the only thing left … Continue reading forward motion: a miracle

emotional therapy, part 3

I'm not just talking about seeing a shrink in that title. I'm talking about the whole process, beginning to end. Like starting at the first episode you had when it felt like all happiness was officially sucked out of life to the moment when you're actually emotionally sustaining and motivating yourself again and don't feel like … Continue reading emotional therapy, part 3

confessions of a depressed mind: Silver Linings Playbook Therapy

Everyone has a right to be happy. That's what we're all going for in this life, right? We all hope that our jobs, families, lovers, friends and accomplished goals will make us happy. Nobody wants to be sad, and oftentimes we don't know what to do with our sadness. It suddenly seems to darken the … Continue reading confessions of a depressed mind: Silver Linings Playbook Therapy