It is easy to see how even I can view depression as a scam people perpetrate on themselves and others. Break your leg, it is obvious. Toothache? We all know it’s time to go to the dentist. No energy for months at a time, forcing yourself to do what you must to get through the day? Just get it together. I’ve heard it all over the years. We don't choose to be depressed. … [Read more...] about Depression Isn’t a Choice
There are other, more crude ways of expressing this. The point is there are times when you need to do the right thing. And doing the right thing may be uncomfortable, or even feel impossible. But it is still what needs to be done. Knowing that this is the thing to do doesn’t make doing it any easier. I am dealing with two very intense situations right now. Either … [Read more...] about Sometimes You Must Put On “Big Boy” Pants
With concealed depression, everything was about work. It was a place to run to, to be distracted from the prospect of having to live in the present moment. Work, in its various forms, has been a place for me to hide. A place to confirm in my head that I have value. It’s my comfort zone. Then depression and I agreed I would retire early. Depression was gleefully … [Read more...] about Why is it so much harder when you have choices?