It's easy to lose sight of good things when in the midst of a depressive spell. Please remember this: one can be thankful without feeling happy. I am thankful for my friendships. For the roof over my head, the hot water and heat that both work, the clothes I wear, the privileged life I lead. … Continue reading Depression and… feeling thankful?
It's counterintuitive to be afraid of being in a good mood. I know for other people, being in a good mood is just a normal thing. For me, it comes so rarely that it causes anxiety. I know that it is a fleeting thing. I don't know how long it is going to last. Inevitably, … Continue reading Anxious Happiness: How Long Will It Last?
Greetings from somewhere above the middle of the United States. I’m on my way back east to spend Passover with my family. On the one hand, I know I will enjoy it. I know a week surrounded by my loved ones will be good for me. I know staying with my father and stepmother will … Continue reading Realizing Joy While Triggered