Relapse during Recovery from Mental Illness

Relapse during Recovery from Mental Illness

Up until a few weeks ago, my recovery from suicidality, depression and anxiety had been going smoothly. I was staying on the level, making slow but steady improvement. There had been some bumps in the road that caused me some anxiety, but nothing I couldn’t handle. If I’m being totally honest, I was probably drifting […]

A Toolkit for Down Days

A Toolkit for Down Days

Down days. We all have them. Days where you’re just not feeling yourself, maybe a bit sad, even depressed. Days where we don’t have any motivation to do anything, where we’re just not comfortable in our own skin. Having suffered from depression for a long time, I’ve had more than my share of these days. […]

I Am More Spiritual Than You

I am More Spiritual than You!

When I was a child, my friends and I liked to make up silly games, just like most children do. One of the things that we did =on the way back home from elementary school was close our eyes and have a friend lead us by hand. This was one of my least favorite games, […]

Letter to a Teenager Suffering from Depression

Letter to a Teenager Suffering from Depression

I know you’re hurting and I know you’re suffering and I know things seem bleak. I know you think about killing yourself and I know that seems like a good answer sometimes. I wanted to kill myself, too, and that was just six months ago. We’re not the same age, but we’ve got more in […]

Simmering Just Beneath the Surface

Simmering Just Beneath the Surface

There are times when anxiety’s strong that no matter what you try to do, you just can’t avoid feeling it. The hair-standing-on-end, skin-crawling, nerves-ringing anxiety that represents our worst days. Then there’s anxiety that we can function through. It’s there, it’s making you aware, but you can still get on with your life. The nagging, […]

Having a Sense of Humor about Our Mental Illness

Having a Sense of Humour about Our Mental Illness

When we suffer from depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder, it can be really easy to get swallowed up by our disease and begin taking ourselves and our diagnosis very seriously. After all, for some of us, these conditions can make us fundamentally question our existence – it can be a life or death experience for […]

Overcoming Unrequited Love and Longing

Overcoming Unrequited Love and Longing

Love isn’t a rare experience, it’s something that happens to everyone, but it profoundly changed my life and it changed me in a way I wasn’t prepared for. It transformed me greatly and when I look back, I no longer identify with my old self. I feel like my soul has been awakened with a […]

What I Learned from 40 Days of Meditation

What I Learned from 40 Days of Meditation

My daily meditation practice has been a game-changer in my life. No question. But as recently as spring of this year, meditation was simply a fleeting activity –something I would do for 5 minutes at the end of yoga class. Meditation was never a part of my daily routine. That is, until April when I […]

Should you Change Who you are?

Should You Change Who You Are? – Love Who You Are

I had this person once ask me how she can change herself to be more quiet and calm. She said she was quiet and reserved when she was younger, but became wild and out of control when she started to hang around with some new, outgoing friends. Now she wants to be quieter, relaxed, level-headed, […]

Breathing Your Way To Freeing Your Heart

Breathing Your Way to Freeing Your Heart

Breathing Your Way to Freeing Your Heart… I believe that we can improve everything in our lives, free our hearts and even change the world by adopting two simple practices on a daily basis. I see these two practices as akin to breathing. We take a deep, settling breath in and then we give the […]

What Courage Looks Like – With Depression and Anxiety

What Courage Looks Like – With Depression and Anxiety

Courage. It means something different to each of us. Some people find courage in testing themselves, running a marathon or climbing a mountain. Some people find it in looking to God for help. Others sit there trembling and unsure, wishing they had the courage to do something about their present situation. When you’re a baby, […]

Don’t be Afraid – Fear

Don’t be Afraid – Fear

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