In ancient Greek mythology, Sisyphus was condemned to push a rock up a hill and watch it fall again for all eternity. It is intended as an analogy to the life of a man who goes out every day and works so he can survive. Every day he works and yet he changes nothing of … Continue reading Struggle
We have drugs. We have therapy. Both may be necessary but both take control and responsibility out of your hands. You have to help yourself or it will be all for naught. What works for me is a Zen-like approach but the shrinks like to call it "Radical Acceptance." It fits in nicely with Dialectical … Continue reading Depressed Again… Naturally! Part 4
The theory behind treating depression with medications is that happiness is mediated by neurotransmitters and unusually low levels of them cause depression. Serotonin is most the most commonly targeted but dopamine, and epinephrine may also also be targeted. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors are yet another class. The most commonly prescribed drugs are in a class known … Continue reading Depressed Again… Naturally! pt. 3
Time for your vocabulary lesson folks! These are a few of my favorite words. https://aunatural.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/bergwandern.jpg Backpacks on bodies and warm winter mittens Or naked as jaybirds and mosquito bitten. Food tied in bear bags and soaking in springs These are a few of my favorite things! When the sun burns When the bee stings … Continue reading A change of pace from all that depression… A few of my favorite words.
Micheal Phelps has high functioning depression. He has become the poster child for it. Nobody could be closer to the Lancelot ideal than he. Eight Olympic gold medals in swimming. Rich from endorsements and his place in history secure, the world was at his feet. Women wanted him. Men wanted to be him. And he … Continue reading Depressed Again… Naturally! pt. 2