How to Get Out of Bed When You’re Depressed

Not being able to get out of bed or off the couch sucks. When a depressive episode hits, it can glue us to a horizontal surface and cancel out any energy we might have had to fight back. Fortunately, we still can fight back. We are not helpless. Below is a trick I discovered thatContinue reading “How to Get Out of Bed When You’re Depressed”

How to Manage Depression and Anxiety When You’re Stuck at Home

If you’re like me, you may be noticing that your depression and anxiety symptoms are flaring up right now. It’s a scary time for many people. We are facing uncertainties about our jobs, our health, and the health of our loved ones. Many of us are finding that we can’t access our usual support systemsContinue reading “How to Manage Depression and Anxiety When You’re Stuck at Home”

On Trying To “Fix” Ourselves

I still struggle with self-love. I have a garden in my heart teeming with green seedlings, the result of hundreds of hours of steady watering, weeding, and the occasional emergency overhaul. My self-love is growing. But it’s still frail and small. Sometimes I still wonder if I’ve learned anything at all. But I trust theContinue reading “On Trying To “Fix” Ourselves”

Is it Possible to Exercise Too Hard When You’re Depressed?

The short answer? Yes. Depression affects every single body and mind differently. While there are well-written articles on the Internet that focus on the physical and emotional benefits of exercise, I’m here to tell you that the intensity of the exercise also matters. We might have a tendency to think that more is better whenContinue reading “Is it Possible to Exercise Too Hard When You’re Depressed?”