8 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Treatment of My Depression

We've all heard the cliche that hindsight is 20/20. It's an old saying, but it's true. My hindsight has given me so much depth of understanding about my life, especially as regards my mental illnesses. Obviously, it wasn't meant to be that I should know in the past all that I know now, and yet … Continue reading 8 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Treatment of My Depression

Dealing with Anxiety Triggers You Can’t Avoid

Although one way of handling anxiety is to avoid those things which make you anxious, this is certainly not always practicable in the real world. From day to day, it frequently happens that you can't help but run into situations which trigger your anxiety. Preparing dinner, for example, makes my anxiety go crazy, and yet … Continue reading Dealing with Anxiety Triggers You Can’t Avoid

When the Grass is Greener Elsewhere, Choose Your Side of the Fence

Here's a scenario that's all too common in my life: I think of a situation and am unhappy with it because something--let's call it x--is missing. The thought occurs to me that if only x were true, then I would be happy or things would be easier or life would run more smoothly. But x … Continue reading When the Grass is Greener Elsewhere, Choose Your Side of the Fence