All posts tagged: depression

Stop rowing the boat!

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Acceptance / compassion / depression / harmony

I have been thinking about persistence, perseverance, resilience and the like. All good things, I am sure you would agree. Do you remember the Olympics a few years back when one of the rowers actually stopped rowing and caused her team to lose the race? She received lots of negative publicity. My question is, is it ever okay to say ‘I can’t give anymore energy to this’ ? Today I was pulling out some weeds […]

An Orange

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I sometimes find that depression sneaks up on me. I have lots of strategies for working around it (diet, exercise, pills, positive psychology etc) but sometimes it wins. Today was one of those days. I caught myself being grumpy when reaching for my ‘after-dinner’ orange that I have everyday that we have oranges in the house. I looked at the orange and thought how nice it looked. I remembered living in a remote community in […]

What is the opposite of depression?*

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Acceptance / depression / emotions / Uncategorized

*According to writer, Andrew Solomon, it is vitality! That makes a lot of sense to me. I listened to his talk on the video below and could relate to much of what he said. I had my first encounter with depression when I was in my 20’s and have experienced it on and off over the years. I have used a variety of methods to help me feel and do better. Solomon raises the issue […]

Writing: What’s in it for me?

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I feel... / Journal Blog / Meaning of life and that stuff / Writing

I haven’t written a blog in several days, mainly because I didn’t have anything to say. Even thought I know this, I still want to write. Why do I want to write? Well, the reality for me is that it gives me an opportunity to put my thoughts and feelings into words and to share them and hope that some others understand. I sometimes write about places I have lived or things I have done, […]