Sadness, Anxiety and Acceptance

Life Coaches often are thought of as having their “act together.”  Yet the most effective life coaches are those who struggle with common issues such as depression, anxiety, fear, and compulsive thoughts or behaviors. I cannot emphasize more than it is not in...

Thinking Ourselves into Depression

Do you suffer from depression, especially situational depression that comes and goes, but that can be very debilitating?  Perhaps you’re also taking some medication and see a therapist regularly, as in the case of those who suffer from clinical depression. In any...

Don’t Just Sit There!

Has moving around become a novel concept for you?  It is for those fixed to chairs, recliners, and couches most of the day.  If you haven’t really moved around lately, you’re missing out on a key element of personal transformation. I find that I stop moving especially...

Depression and Melancholia

As I’ve previously written about my own experience of depression I thought it might be logical to write on a related topic: melancholy.  Decades ago it was often used as a synonym for depression and not much is written about it anymore.  But I think there’s a...

My Affair with Depression

Like a dysfunctional lover, depression has barged into and out of my life repeatedly.  It was a most often situational rather than chronic, usually occasioned by some incident that pushed me beyond my limits.  My depression expressed itself as anger, righteous...