Taking medication will change brain chemistry, but this is not enough. Brain chemistry alone will not bring on recovery from depression. It takes an overall approach that will harness the power of our relationships and well-being. For the rest of the article, “This One Factor Will Improve Our Recovery from Depression” click on the photo. Photo … More Depression and How to Change Your Brain
“Depression unravels you, and everything you have known. The price for being intelligent enough to be the first species to be fully aware of the cosmos might just be a capacity to feel a whole universe’s worth of darkness.” ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ by Matt Haig. For article, “Depression is A Universe of Darkness” click on the … More Lifting the Darkness of Depression
Flourishing after an experience with major depression is more likely if you have supportive relationships. Family, friends and professional mental health supports are vital for a full and resilient recovery. And even if a person does not fully recover, meaning they may improve considerably but continue to have some symptoms, relationships will significantly improve their … More This One Factor Will Improve Our Recovery from Depression
A physical body is a universe in itself. Each of us is made up of roughly a hundred trillion cells. In each of those cells is roughly a hundred trillion cells. In each of those cells is roughly that same number again of atoms. And our brains alone have a hundred billion brain cells, give or take … More Depression is A Universe of Darkness
My depression still lurks in the corners of my mind, even though I am well into my recovery. What I find difficult is that anxiety seems to have replaced it. For more, click on photo
I confess, I love my unproductive time. If fact, if I am busy, busy, busy… I am not only less productive but also unhappy. I crave unstructured time where my mind can wander. But sometimes it can feel excruciating and I want to escape with a little (mindless) surfing. It’s a bit of a love-hate … More How Doing Nothing On Purpose will Help Your Recovery and Mental Health… But at First It Will Drive You CRAZY!
• • • The other day I wrote a post where I asked a question, “Can you fully accept what you are powerless to change?” It’s a difficult question because it is a living question. You have to decide again, again and yet again. It would be great if you could just decide once and … More 10 Things I Accept About 2017
View this short video to learn the difference between depression and sad moods Photo adapted from youtube
For article, “Chester Bennington: Who Cares if One More Light Goes Out?” click on photo. I write articles that talk about the kind of changes I am trying to make in my own life. I hope that my writing also helps you. My topics include addiction and mental health recovery, relationships, and personal growth. I … More Embrace Your Grief: You are Alive to NOW
You are not what your mind tells you that you are. You are more. For “What Can You Do When Your Mind is Not Kind?” click on photo.