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#Depression can be different for everyone but this is how it impacts me

I wanted to point something out about depression, at least as it applies to me. When I find myself in a darker place, I don’t think I’ve ever had the urge to hurt myself, at least not that I can remember. When I’m struggling like I am, the struggle is not related to not wanting …

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How do you know if your depression is adequately managed?

I’ve been paying a great deal more attention to my depression lately because I can feel it creeping in as the holiday approaches. Admittedly, I’ve not been working out as I should be, and part of that is probably depression-related as well. At the same time, I could be forcing myself to go, but I’m …

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My #depression confession

It’s been a little while since I’ve talked about my depression, so let’s raise a little awareness and have a conversation. If you’re not already aware, I’ve been engaged in active warfare with depression for most of my life. You can read some back story here. Depression has been a part of my life for …

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I want to talk to you about my #depression

It has occurred to me that I haven’t talked about my depression much lately. I talk about to people who reach out offline quite a bit and I sometimes forget to do that here as well. One of the reasons this occurred to me is because I noticed today that I’m struggling a little more …

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#Depression doesn’t play fair and neither can I when fighting back

Today I’m working on rebuilding my happy place. My happy place is my podcast studio, at least since COVID hit. I’ve decided that I need to put some intentional focus here because it’s a place that helps me find calm and that’s good for my mental health. My mental health has taken a few blows …

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Focusing on the positive helps me remember that #depression is lying to me

I’m very much in a darker place right now but I’m also refusing to give into depression. Fighting depression is an imperfect, uphill battle that’s part of an invisible overarching war that I’ve been engaged in for most of my life. Part of my battle tactic is to force myself to focus on the positive …

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I can’t shake the #depression today

I can’t really explain why but I’m struggling today. I’m feeling defeated and demoralized. Nothing happened outside of really bad dreams last night. Honestly, I think it’s probably just a new battle with depression. By new I just mean a resurgence. There’s a great deal of stress in my life right now and I’m getting …

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My little victory over #depression and a gentle reminder to all of you

First of all, I really appreciate all the love and support. We’re all in this together and I sometimes forget that. Thank you for the many reminders. ☺ I wanted to share a bit more about something I alluded to in the previous post (see here). Yesterday, Elliott did his daily can we go walking …

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