The Next Right Thing

Living a good life is challenging. A life that's productive, positive, happy, and isn't hugely damaging to yourself or those around you... It's hard. And when you add in depression, anxiety, sickness, and sobriety on top of it all, it sometimes feels a lot harder. Depression kills my productivity. Sometimes I start thinking about having … Continue reading The Next Right Thing

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What it’s like to travel the world with anxiety

I received an email this week from a reader of my blog I've never met. (Yes, apparently I have readers other than my immediate family...who knew) He mentioned something about initially thinking I couldn't have anxiety because of all the adventurous things I've done. I moved across the globe by myself; clearly, I must be … Continue reading What it’s like to travel the world with anxiety

A Psalm of Life

I've long felt a love for the Romantic writers. Probably instilled by my mother, I loved Wordsworth years before any still-living boys would catch my eye. There was something about the way they wrote so beautifully about things I didn't fully understand. I've always loved the mysterious. That's perhaps why I watch so much science … Continue reading A Psalm of Life

Depression and Democracy

Trying to sort through my emotions over the past couple of days has been so difficult. Initially when I heard the news about Donald Trump, I was in disbelief. Then disbelief transitioned into shock, then anger, then rage, then sadness, then acceptance, then back through the cycle all over again. The emotions have yet to … Continue reading Depression and Democracy