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The Catch-22 of Depression Blogs

November 24, 2015 2 comments

It’s difficult keeping up a depression blog, isn’t it? When I feel depressed, I can’t motivate myself to write, and when I feel well, I don’t feel a need to blog about depression. It’s the catch-22 of keeping a depression blog. Read more…

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…Like a Laptop in a Swimming Pool

May 11, 2013 Leave a comment

I’ve been meaning to revive this blog, and today seemed like as good a day to do it as any. Especially after the drop my mood took this morning. Read more…

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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…

Happy Anniversary

January 31, 2012 2 comments

Do you remember anniversaries? Are there significant dates from your past that you remember every year, whether you want to or not? This morning I realized that today is the anniversary of my first date with my last girlfriend. We have long since broken up, but it will always be an important relationship to me. It doesn’t take much to get me reminiscing about the relationship, and this anniversary is definitely doing it. 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…

Hello, world!

November 15, 2011 2 comments

Welcome to another depression blog. I hope to keep this interesting, upbeat and thoughtful, with a minimum of venting and whining. If you follow this blog, you’ll read about what depression makes me think and feel, because articulating my thoughts and feelings helps me become more mindful (conscious and objective) about them, which usually makes them more bearable. Perhaps you will recognize some of your own experiences here.

You’ll also read about what has helped me get through bouts of depression and stay healthy. I’m a thinker and a big reader, so I may mention books from time to time.

This won’t be a high-volume blog. I write about depression more often when I’m feeling depressed (as long as I’m not too depressed to get out of bed). That means, unfortunately, that once I get over the novelty of having a new blog, if I post a new piece, I’m probably either having a bad day or getting over one. It also means, fortunately, that I’m alive and out of bed (and probably dressed).

I may be playing with themes and colour schemes for a while, so please bear with me.

Comments are welcome. If something you read here inspires you to share your own thoughts, please do so.

Be good to each other.

J

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