I typically prefer to meditate before anyone else in my house is up … … but sometimes I like to do it after they’re all awake. In the former case, when it’s all quiet, obviously there are far fewer ‘interruptions’. But in the latter case, when everyone is up, about, and doing their own thingContinue reading “Meditating ‘Together’”
Tag Archives: Family
Kids Could Be In Your Future
You might want to have kids one day. You might be ready to have kids one day. You might want to spend more time with your kids one day. You might miss your kids one day. All good reasons to push through this one day. Take it from me, because I have two kids todayContinue reading “Kids Could Be In Your Future”
What If You Have No Family?
This is a really good question that I often struggle with. I know that you might not. I know that I am very, very lucky to have one who’s been so supportive. There’s no question that without them I could probably be dead today. But I read a lot of your posts, and sometimes, yourContinue reading “What If You Have No Family?”
1 Thing To Know About Hurting Loved Ones
I felt that what I was doing was deeply wrong, which only made it worse. I couldn’t see that there was a simple way out, which was to speak. When I finally started to listen, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I realized that I had deeply hurt many people that loved me.Continue reading “1 Thing To Know About Hurting Loved Ones”
The ‘Feeling Better’ Myth
“If he gets better quickly and quietly, no one will have to know what happened, and we’ll all be back to normal.” This myth has many faces. Maybe your daughter was in drug rehab, or your husband attempted suicide, or your friend’s alcoholism culminated in an accident. There will be some people you will tellContinue reading “The ‘Feeling Better’ Myth”
Who Do I Write For?
An important question to answer if you’re a blogger. I believe that almost anyone who has lost hope can get it back. I write for anyone who is approaching the edge of hopelessness, as well as their friends and families.
After You Call Mom
Today is Mother’s Day and I have an amazing wife, mother & two grandmothers to be thankful for. I also know some people for whom today isn’t so happy. If you know one of those people, take five minutes to pick up the phone and say hello, or send a note to make sure they’reContinue reading “After You Call Mom”
Why Write About Depression Every Day?
It’s a way to say ‘thank you.’ It’s no big deal actually. Writing down ten things that you are thankful for each day is a simple practice we should all undertake. Although I know that, I don’t actually write the list every day. Maybe my list is this blog, or, at least, one of theContinue reading “Why Write About Depression Every Day?”
Talking About Depression Scares Me
The other day I almost slipped and said ‘depression’ in front of my two-year-old son. ‘Depression’ is far from a curse word in my mind; it’s tagged in almost every post on this blog. Nonetheless I stopped myself from saying it, and my son is not even old enough to ask me what the meaning ofContinue reading “Talking About Depression Scares Me”
You Can’t Win Alone
You have a therapist with whom you meet semi-regularly. They don’t consider it a big deal if you miss an appointment. You tell the therapist exactly what you they want to hear. They never seem to press you into an uncomfortable discussion. You tell your family it’s going well. The therapist does the same, butContinue reading “You Can’t Win Alone”