Really, It Wasn’t You

Really, It Wasn’t You

I was in a café the other day, and four ladies were having coffee at the table next to me.  They were chatting merrily about social things, when a couple of them noticed a man they knew walking into the café.  The man took several steps in their direction, and...
The Journey that Defeated Depression

The Journey that Defeated Depression

The power of the alarm clock is remarkable and the level of irritation it can induce is astonishing.  We all know that feeling; fast asleep on a cold Monday morning when the alarm clock deity plays the excruciating five-minute snooze game with us. Many of us overcome...
How to Transform Depression Into Awe

How to Transform Depression Into Awe

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm. – Jean Paul Years ago, I was bedridden with a bad case of depression. I could hardly move, as though moving would quicken the death I was certain would come. Yet death...
A History Of: Recovery Through Writing

A History Of: Recovery Through Writing

Some of my first memories of my mother include her being sad, in some capacity. That is a very sad thing to say, I realize this now. Likely, on some level, I realized it then too. Growing up, I couldn’t understand her sadness, couldn’t access the dark places she must...