Posts Tagged ‘compassion’

Dear Mom

May 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Dear Mom:

I’m writing this letter to you, but you will never see it. I am not going to send it to you; I am posting it on my depression blog. That is because to a large degree, I suffer from depression because of you. That may sound harsh, but I believe it is true. I believe I inherited depression from you, in three ways. Read more…


Belated Book List for 2011

February 23, 2012 1 comment

It’s taken me a long time to get this post together, but better late than never. One of the things I keep track of each year is the books I’ve read. Doing this every year gives me a time line of my personal development, and allows me to look back and see when it was that I read a particular book.

The past year and a half has been difficult, and one of the ways I’ve dealt with that is by reading books that help me understand what’s happening and learn to respond differently to some of the challenges in life. A major theme of last year was a painful relationship breakup that happened in September of 2010. So, my reading since then has been dominated by self-help books. Below are a few words about each book. I invite you to seek out and read any of these books that speak to you. Read more…

Here We Go Again

November 18, 2011 2 comments

I thought I was past needing to blog about my depression. I thought I was past my life being affected much by depression. I haven’t been 100% for several years, but I thought I was doing well enough to be getting on with, and for the most part, I have been. 75% maybe. I’ve been working and having relationships. Freud would be proud of me. Over the past few months, though, I’ve experienced some mood dips, and the frequency seems to be slowly increasing. Read more…

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