I feel like a failure. This happens to all of us at one time or another, and it's happening to me right now. In fact, it's a little voice that constantly nags at me behind every thought and feeling and that poisons everything I do: "You're a failure, Michelle. You can't do it. You're a … Continue reading Are You Actually a Failure?
We all have periods of depression. I'm not talking here about the mental illness of depression. I mean that we all have moments in which we are down or in which we feel that everything is bleak. These periods are very difficult to navigate, and oftentimes it seems that we cannot get out of them. … Continue reading My Method for Beating Periods of Depression
It happens over and over again. I sit down to write and...I can't. I can't think of anything to ask, I can't think of anything to say--sheesh, I can't even think about anything to think about. No, it's not writer's block. It's lack of motivation. So very often in my life this sort of thing … Continue reading How I Motivate Myself When I Am Unmotivated
It may seem strange, but depression in many ways can be a blessing. Of course it can be a very serious illness, and of course it makes life almost impossibly hard. However, when you have depression and you face it, there is so much that you can gain. As much as I hate my depression, … Continue reading 5 Ways Depression Has Actually Helped Me
Just as it is important to prepare for the month each time a new one begins, it is also a good idea to get ready for the week. It doesn't take much time, but it can make such a difference. I love planning and preparing for things, and so I sat down to figure out … Continue reading 8 Things to Do on the Weekend to Have a Peaceful Week
We've had a fair amount of discussion about depression on this blog. I think it is a topic that needs to be talked about. There are so many people who suffer from this illness, and those who don't have it are often unsure of what it's really like or how to deal with it. Having … Continue reading 8 Things to Do to Help Someone with Depression
I ran across this quote from C.S. Lewis a few days ago that I really liked: "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." I think you could add to that and say that you can start where you are and change the story. … Continue reading Changing the Ending: A Meditation on Action