What I’ve Learned by Stopping My Meds and Starting Again

“Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don't believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it's good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.”
― Andrew Solomon, The...


Use Journaling to Gain Power, Insight, and Perspective

"In the diary you find proof that in situations which today would seem unbearable, you lived, looked around and wrote down observations, that this right hand moved then as it does today, when we may be wiser because we are able to look back upon our former condition, and for that very reason have got to admit the courage of our earlier striving in which we persisted even in sheer ignorance."

—Franz Kafka, 


It’s Never Too Late to Grieve and Heal

“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to...


When Caring for Others Leaves You Empty and Exhausted

It's hard putting yourself out there for a life of public service. You're in service to others and for others. It's hard and exhausting to go to work when you know your cup is empty and you literally have nothing to offer others than a warm body, a compassionate ear, and an exhausted soul. But, you show up. You do this for more days than not. You begin to feel a bit of confidence, a bit...


To The Person Who Wants to End It All

Please don’t.

“Why not!” You probably just heard screamed in your head like the echoing roar of a tiger.

“” I would retort, “People would miss you.”

“Nobody would miss me!” your ego would instinctively argue knowing that it wants nothing for your best right now and everything...