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...
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...
How to Lift Yourself Out of a Depression

How to Lift Yourself Out of a Depression

There was a time in college when I was going through a very bad patch – my personal life was going down the drain, I was unable to focus on my academic performance, and I had no clue as to what I wanted to do with my life. It seemed as if my past, present and future...