I Get Knocked Down, But I Get Up Again

Chronic mental illness feels like fighting in a lifelong battle you can never win.  The exhaustion of getting knocked down, and knowing only you can get yourself back up again, and again, and again, feels like too much sometimes.  Depression lies to us time and time again.  Depression tells us that we should keep ourContinue reading “I Get Knocked Down, But I Get Up Again”

Building Resilience One Day at a Time

I just had a miscarriage.  It still feels like I’m talking about someone else’s life when I say it.  I’ll never be able to erase the memory of walking to the bathroom in the middle of my work day, just like any other day, then looking down and seeing blood.  I proceed to take allContinue reading “Building Resilience One Day at a Time”

Shifting a Depressed Brain Toward Gratitude

With the uncertainty of when the COVID-19 crisis in our country will resolve, making plans is difficult.  My husband, friends, and I have canceled an international trip twice, for which we spent months planning—something I’m sure many can relate to.  The evenings and weekends are blank squares on the calendar, except for an occasional hikeContinue reading “Shifting a Depressed Brain Toward Gratitude”