I learned that if I didn’t open up and feel my sadness, I wouldn’t be able to feel anything. Acceptance helped me to find my way out of depression and to find a life that I wanted to live. What if an open door to sadness is an open door to life? Going through depression … More An Open Door to Sadness is an Open Door to Life
Every day I live with a ringing doorbell in my brain. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. No vacation, no raise in my pay check, and no amount of alcohol will take the ringing away. My doctors call it Tinnitus. I call it a pain in the neck, a pain in the ass, … More Your Mind Will Give You Many Reasons You Can’t Do It. So What?
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Acceptance helped me to find my way out of depression and find a life that I wanted to live. ___ Diagnosis. Di-A-Gnosis: to know-through The more that you fight-or-resist-or-hate-or-numb-or-push-away your pain, addiction, thoughts or memories the more territory it will occupy. No one wants to be labelled. But if you are in pain, it can … More Will Accepting Your Addiction or Mental Illness Really Work?
Why learning to accept my un-balanced self, un-wholeness, and un-togetherness was one of the best things that I have ever done. ___ What’s it like to be okay with who you are? It’s taken me a long time, but I am okay that my life is not together, it’s not balanced, it’s not whole, and … More Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Trying to Get Your Life Together will Just Make You More Stuck
Some well-meaning phrases that can actually do more harm than good — here’s what you can say instead. ______________ This post is reblogged, from Netdoctor. Author: Kara Wahlgren Even if you don’t realise it, chances are you know someone with depression. According to Mind, 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a … More 7 things you shouldn’t say to someone with depression
A while ago, I was thinking about how my depression has become a doorway to better things. It has taken me a long time to learn, but opening up to my experiences rather than avoiding or looking for symptom relief, has changed how I think about my moods and mental health. The reality is that … More 17 Things I Have Learned from my Depression