Category Archives: Depression & Mental Health

I believe in you.

Suicide is in the news again. Every time it becomes a public discussion I am both reminded of my pain, and relieved of my pain. In 2013 I lost my father to suicide. I feel that it will always weigh … Continue reading

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My Public Commitment to DO THINGS

To say I have been down in the dumps lately would be an understatement. I had grand intentions for my week off, but I knew if I wasn’t careful, I was going to overwhelm myself. In turn, I set loose … Continue reading

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Your Body is Your Vehicle (take it on an epic adventure)

I am interrupting the previously scheduled European vacation programming to have a brief discussion about an essay I read today. This essay made me so angry, and so happy at the same time. Angry because of this: I did some … Continue reading

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Empty the Cup, Make Room

Being injured is taking a giant emotional toll on me. I’ve been up and down daily. I am missing my connection with nature, forgetting that I don’t need activities to take me outside. Today, after much wavering, after saying I’d … Continue reading

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Reflections on Meditation

I have some long overdue van updates to come, but I wanted to break from the vanlife news and share something a little deeper and more personal. I used to do a lot of introspective writing, and I have always … Continue reading

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A Story About Rape

There are other things I should be doing right now, but instead, I’m compelled to tell this story. In fact, it’s something I should have done a long time ago. I don’t normally talk about politics at all, but it’s … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Summertime.

Seasonal Affective Disorder noun 1. recurrent winter depression characterized by oversleeping, overeating, and irritability, and relieved by the arrival of spring or by light therapy. Abbreviation: SAD. Or if you prefer, from the Mayo Clinic definition: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) … Continue reading

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