The uniqueness and likability of you

The uniqueness and likability of you

Living with chronic depression or anxiety is no picnic. I mean, it can take all we have to get out of bed, and then it’s on to a day of symptoms, frustration, and self-assault. But through it all, believe it or not, our uniqueness and likability remain intact.

Psychiatric euthanasia: The Zoraya ter Beek story

Psychiatric euthanasia: The Zoraya ter Beek story

Symptoms of anxiety, depression, and substance dependence have ravaged my life for 50 years. Suicide? Sure, it’s crossed my mind, but never set up camp. It did in Zoraya ter Beek’s psyche – she’ll die next month. Let’s talk about it.

Expectation: A builder and destroyer of souls

Expectation: A builder and destroyer of souls

Expect: to consider probable or certain, to consider reasonable, due, or necessary, to consider bound in duty or obligated. Lots of soul building potential in that definition, and just as much ammo for destruction. Let’s talk about the power of expectation.

13 things to consider when you’re spiraling downward

13 things to consider when you’re spiraling downward

It’s bound to happen if you’re enduring chronic depression or anxiety. You’re suddenly hit with the feeling that you’re spiraling downward. You become frightened and convinced that you’re about to plummet into the abyss. “What’s happening to me? Help!”

A badge of honor to each and every one of us

A badge of honor to each and every one of us

Are you kidding me? Depression, chronic stress, bipolar illness, substance dependence, OCD, anxiety, PTSD, and more. We endure their symptoms and fallout day after struggling day. How many of our acquaintances could do it?

Bringing light to our darkest days

Bringing light to our darkest days

Light equates to hope. So when someone cries over “dark days,” you know what they fear losing. But if you ask me, light – hope – only gets snuffed out by choice. There’s a lot of darkness going around these days, so let’s talk about it.

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