Meditating ‘Together’

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’”

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”

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”