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The cultural imperative of survival

Most blogs on depression tend toward one (or both) of two themes:  “I’m having another bad day, and I don’t know whether I can hang on,” and, “The main thing is to hang in there!  470 more words


I have to constantly remind myself that things are always tinted towards being negative when I’m working my way up from bad days.


If You Aren't Feeling Friction, You Aren't Moving Forward

Some time ago, I had a conversation with an artist whom I deeply admire. She had received some criticism for a painting that “lacked historical accuracy.” Her critics then used this as an opportunity to attack her personally, calling her just about every name in the book. 235 more words


Checking In When Your Husband Is Checked Out....

Military wives, swing-shift wives, and wives of the chronically ill share this common ground. There are times when their hero is simply unavailable to them. “Checked out” is another phrase I’ve frequently heard.  649 more words

Chronic Illness

"I'm good. You?"

The standard greeting that we present to each other usually consists of a passive and insincere variation of “Hey. How are you?” Our reflexive answer is always always one form or another of “fine.” They don’t really want to know and we know that. 860 more words

mild chronic depression

No matter how much I try to acknowledge and then make attempts to find solutions for the down sides of life, I am not feeling joyful. 240 more words


The Crystalline Despair that Is Depression

Despite Robin Williams’ death, depression still isn’t sexy enough for the American public to talk about. Well, I’m going to talk about it.

I suffer from chronic depression and its evil twin, anxiety. 1,710 more words