Depressed Again… Naturally! Part 4

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

Depressed Again… Naturally! pt. 3

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

Living on the Fringe

https://i1.wp.com/aunatural.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Fringe-Meeting.jpg The Hollywood Fringe Festival I mentioned my latest project in an earlier blog post. Last Saturday I took the Metro to Hollywood for a briefing. While the Hollywood Fringe was started in 2010, the original Fringe event was in Edinburgh Scotland in 1947. The Edinburgh International Festival had been created to raise morale for … Continue reading Living on the Fringe

A change of pace from all that depression… A few of my favorite words.

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.

Depressed Again… Naturally! pt. 2

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