In a previous blog post, I alluded to a study from Help Musicians UK which indicated musicians and those working in the music industry could be more than three times as likely to suffer from depression as the rest of the population. The report, titled “Can Music Make You Sick?”, is based on a survey… Read More


Since this is a blog focusing on depression, I’d like to write about something today that really depresses me – listening to music on the radio.… Read More


I could be mistaken, but I believe I once heard Johnny Rzeznik, lead singer and guitarist of the Goo Goo Dolls, describe writer’s block this way: It’s not that you’re not writing anything. In reality, you’re writing stuff all the time. It’s just that you believe everything you’re writing is crap.… Read More


Dear Life, I have not written to you in quite some time. In fact, I do not remember the last time I actually made a request to you in writing. I know I have talked to you plenty, both in my head and even out loud. Consider this a more official form of communication, a… Read More


My 14-year-old daughter recently landed a part as a “silly girl” in the local community theater’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.… Read More


I don’t enjoy not doing anything. If I am not doing something I feel is productive, I get very anxious and begin to criticize myself for not knowing what to do. It’s as if I have to be accomplishing something all the time or I’m not happy.… Read More