Overwhelmed by the thought of the upcoming holidays?
The holiday season is a joyful time for many people, but also a time that brings an enormous amount of stress for some, especially those with depression. Stress is an emotionally and physically disturbing condition you may have in response to certain life events. In this case it includes the change in daily routine and overload of responsibilities that are common during the holidays. Holiday stress begins with a “should” list that is bound to[…]
Fear of Recovery
It came up in a conversation I had recently that with depression, bipolar disorder, or other longstanding mental illness, feeling better, or “good,” may feel alien and uncomfortable. At least at first. For this reason some of us have an underlying fear of getting better, a fear of recovery. How can this be? Isn’t that the ultimate goal, to feel better? First, you have to remind yourself that fears are feelings, surrounded by unhelpful thoughts;[…]
My Role Model For Coping With Adversity
There are some people who have received a disproportionate share of bad things that happen to them, more than the expected amount of events that would come to one in life. This is in spite of what they do or don’t do. They cause nothing to bring it on, and there is no way to understand it. It is clearly not fair! But then, nobody ever promised that life would be fair. I personally know[…]
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