My mom told me from as early as I can remember that “you aren’t human”. I’ve never quite fit the mold. There seems to be no box that can contain the entirety of the catastrophe that is me! In a world that struggles with identity and wanting to ‘fit in’ or figure out ‘who you are’ we are constantly inventing new labels and names for things. (more…)
I often describe myself as being in a state of “existential crisis” . Over the years I have largely attributed this state to problems with anxiety and depression. But perhaps my anxiety and depression is actually being caused by my existential questioning? (more…)
Lately I’ve been noticing some disturbing symptoms which seem to point to the fact that I MAY be becoming what the kids refer to as “old”. (more…)
Okay, we’ve all done it… in a moment of desperation and hopelessness we Google “reasons to live”. You know how I know? (more…)
I keep seeing all these campaigns to raise “awareness” for all sorts of issues and I found myself wondering why we are raising “awareness” instead of campaigning for change or progress or something more, oh I don’t know, helpful?
I often find myself saying “What am I going to do?” or “I don’t know what to do!”. In my search for answers to these questions I have found myself reading a large number of self-help type books. They often serve to inspire me to action (if only for a short while). This is probably why I was so drawn to my latest read (more…)
As I have found in the past, when life gets really uncomfortable I am often driven to experiment with ways to combat depression that I had previously dismissed as completely impractical and possibly even ridiculous.
A few days ago a friend said something that sparked in me an idea for an experiment. It was something I had heard before but I had never given it a chance. Boy am I glad I finally did! (more…)