It’s interesting what you can run across when you search Google News results for “depression.” Check out this article from Time magazine on a new depression treatment that is showing some promise.https://widestass.com/https://widestass.com/categories/… 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


I’ve had sort of a fascination lately with things that don’t work. Actually, it’s less of a fascination than simply having reality thrust upon me. I wrote here last week about how as much as we would like to believe any dream can come true with enough hard work and perseverance, that sometimes just isn’t… Read More


I had a pretty good day today. Went to church, took three of my kids to the mall, got some Starbucks coffee, and even scored a pretty sweet deal on some Disney Infinity stuff. And now I’m sitting here doing one of my favorite things in life, which is writing not for a paycheck or… Read More


One week ago today, almost at the very hour I am writing this, I was ready to cash in my chips. I could not find the good in anything. Everything seemed pointless. I felt like a burden to everyone around me. I had no hope of ever feeling any better. I was done.… Read More


I think people worry about me a lot. I can’t say I blame them. Heck, I worry about me a lot. I believe the level of worry concerning me rose, however, when I started being more open about my struggles with depression. Again, this is totally understandable. There is no way to sugarcoat a condition… Read More


If you can dream it, you can achieve it… It sounds really nice, doesn’t it? Makes you just want to jump up and seize the day. It’s inspiring, optimistic, and hopeful. It’s also not true. Look, I hate to be the one who spoils this for you, but not all dreams come true. They just… Read More


For the past week or so, I have experienced nearly constant pain inside my mouth. I have some sort of bump on the very tip of my tongue, perfectly positioned to rub right up against my bottom row of teeth. The pain from it radiates into my teeth and gums, and I find myself not… Read More


If you read yesterday’s post, you undoubtedly noticed that I talked a lot about swimming. The irony of this is that I do not swim. In fact, I do not even know how to swim. I took an adult swimming class several years ago through the local Red Cross, and I was convinced before each… Read More