I won’t do a disservice to those who have lived with chronic pain for years by putting myself in the same category. I haven’t received an official diagnosis of “chronic pain” due to a life-threatening or non-curable disease. I have experienced medication-resistant pain for years though.
The problem with pain is that it is so outside of our control. Continue reading Being in Pain Sucks
Most of us have reached a point in life where paths diverge. It becomes a question of what path – what life – to choose. There are no guarantees of how a particular path will work out. No saying which will be easier, which is attainable, which leads to success.
It’s scary choosing when you have no information. Continue reading Facing a Fork in the Road?
Hello depression. It’s been a while since you’ve reared your ugly head. I know you’re there, I can feel your presence.
I can feel the way you push my buttons, the way you force sadness unto me. You don’t like it when I see what you’re doing, but you enjoy that I can’t stop you anyway.
Hello depression, there’s something I’d like to tell you. Continue reading Open Letter to My Depression
Do you ever want something so bad it hurts?
I mean, it physically hurts. It feels like the icy fingers of dread slowly creeping up your body. It inches its way to your heart and wraps its coldness around it. It’s like when you get a pit in your stomach, when you’re waiting for bad news….except it’s in your heart.
Continue reading When Desire Hurts
If I die today,
Would the last words I said be cold?
Would bitterness be what’s left for people to hold?
If I die today
Could you honestly say my life was the best?
Did I go after my dreams or live in unrest?
Continue reading If I Die Today
Hurricane Irma has recently passed Miami. Even bigger news is how the Caribbean is doing after Hurricane Maria. Compared to the damage Maria has caused, Irma seems like childplay. This post isn’t about the refugees or the politics behind the rescue efforts. Through this all, I started wondering how different people are affected by natural disasters. Namely, how does it affect depressed people?
Continue reading Will Hurricane Irma/Maria Cause Suicide Rates to Increase?
I was listening to a podcast today and he said something that caught my attention. “We all have our anxieties – the trick is how we deal with it.” Even I, who spend a great deal amount of time thinking about anxiety, hadn’t thought of it like that. But he’s right.
There’s a never-ending anxiety, a stress, a weird sort of momentum always pushing us forward. We want more, we fight for more, and we get really, really upset when we don’t get it. Continue reading 8 Tips To Trick Your Anxiety