Category Archives: Depression & Mental Health

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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On Being Vulnerable

This last week has certainly flown by. I’ve fallen a bit behind on my writing schedule, and have chosen to be okay with that. I’ve been writing a little less lately, and focusing on some other things — initially I … Continue reading

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I Am Not My Depression

Below is a lost blurb (that has now clearly been found) that I previously wrote about depression. Given my prior post discussing the relationship between passion and depression, I felt now would be a good time to let these words … Continue reading

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My Existential Crisis

I have been on a steady stream of writings about death, but I’m going to make a slight detour today; mix it up a little. Death and depression go hand-in-hand for me, so this shouldn’t be too sudden of a … Continue reading

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