Category Archives: depression

Square Footage

Are you just as happy in 600 square feet as you are in 6000 square feet? Driving a old Chevy vs a new BMW? Can someone be happy with less with this constant bombardment of advertising, and the constant comparisons between friends, coworkers and families. It’s tiring and disheartening at times. If you’re successful, you can feel the daggers of envy in your back…if you’re not “successful”, you feel this pressure to accomplish something!!! It doesn’t matter if you hear people saying that “in Africa everyone lives in a mud hut with no water or power”…really? How does that help you in the rat race? It might make you feel guilty, but it doesn’t really make a difference. Continue reading Square Footage

The Dark Side

I have a dark side…one I battle with frequently. (For those of you that know me…it’s not my humor!! Even though that can be pretty dark too!!). Depression hits me quite often. Through self analysis and calendar tracking I can tell it’s not always hormonal either. It can occur on the sunniest of days for no apparent reason. I can look at the pictures people post online and sink into a hole that lasts days at a time. The thoughts that I fight can be scary. Not too many years ago they even sunk to the suicidal. Not seriously enough that I would have done damage…but the ideas were entertained. Continue reading The Dark Side