“I got depressed just reading about that.” These were the words of someone I recently directed to a link on the internet concerning persistent depressive disorder (or dysthymia or dysthymic disorder). I was attempting to give them some insight into the type of depression I have been diagnosed with. Most people I run into don’t… Read More


This is an antidepressant. It is a serotonin and¬†norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, also known as an SNRI. I take one of these pills every day. Its purpose is to help alleviate the biological symptoms of my depression. I’m not so sure it’s doing its job properly anymore. Depending on who you ask, antidepressants are either a… Read More


It’s not often that I just come on here and discuss what I did over the course of a day without attempting to link it to some sort of profound realization or inspiring statement. Today, though, I just want to describe what I went out and did. Everybody cool with that? Okay, good. I had… Read More


In June of last year, I wrote a post here titled “Getting Real,” in which I described how I was going to be returning to school to study psychology. To follow up, it is now January 2015, and I still have not returned to school to study psychology. As much as I want to shift… Read More


I only have vague memories of reading Miguel de Cervantes’¬†Don Quixote in high school. In fact, I’m not sure we were even required to read the entire book, which might explain why I only remember small excerpts of it. No matter how hazy my memory is, however, there is one thing that anyone with even… Read More


One of the curses of thinking like a writer is the phrase that just won’t let go. I say this is a curse for several reasons. One is that quite often constructing a story to work the phrase in question into is nearly impossible, so it winds up losing its power because it gets shoehorned… Read More


Call it my pessimistic nature, but I’ve grown a little wary of distributing advice here after the last couple of blog posts. Maybe that’s because I don’t want to seem like I think I’m an expert on recovering from depression, because I am far from it. Maybe that’s because I feel as if the first… Read More