World Mental Health Day 2017

An open letter to everyone who's been #diagnoseddepressed: You are not alone. There's always someone to talk to, someone to cry with, someone's hand to hold, someone to lean on when you need help. There's always someone who's been where you are and there will be someone in that exact mental space tomorrow and the... Continue Reading →


What You Should Know if You Love Someone with High-Functioning Depression

Everything feels a lot harder when you’re dealing with high-functioning depression ― including relationships. Experts say the condition often isn’t noticeable to most people, because those who experience it tend to mask it well. This arguably makes the disorder difficult for partners to detect and the people who deal with it hesitant to speak up... Continue Reading →

A Year of Self-Love: 171/365

I've been slacking lately; slacking from my Year of Self-Love. Beating myself up instead of appreciating where I am right now in my journey with depression. Regretting the past and stressing about the future rather than living in the moment. Falling into the everyday routine of home/traffic/work/traffic/dinner/laundry/bedtime rather than sprinkling moments of spontaneity. But mostly,... Continue Reading →

A Prayer for Depression

When I'm down, Lord, help me find the strength to press on. When I'm doubtful, remind me that your will is being done, not mine. When I question why I have been burdened with this illness, open my heart to trust you created me perfectly. When I'm tired, encourage me to rest. When I'm frustrated... Continue Reading →

Psalm 61:2: When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Making a List, Checking it Twice.

It's not Christmas and Saint Nick won't be coming down chimneys for another seven months, but I'm making a list of habits that are beneficial to me and those that aren't. It's still growing and I'm sure I'll add to it as the days march on, but we have to start somewhere. Habits Beneficial To... Continue Reading →

A Year of Self-love: 138/365

Today I am 34-years-and-one-day-old. Yesterday, I was spoiled and pampered, my phone constantly beeped and buzzed with well-wishers on Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp. My kids showered me in bougainvillea petals (really) and my mom called to sing Happy Birthday with her usual song and dance. I dyed my hair pink and purple, treated myself to... Continue Reading →

Walk Off Depression

For the more than six million men in the U.S. who have depression each year, researchers have some advice: walk it off. Activities like running and working out can reduce anxiety and improve mood. It’s not just vigorous exercise, however, that has these kinds of benefits. A new study, published in Mental Health and Physical Activity,... Continue Reading →

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