I was 26 when I experienced my first episode of major depression. Back then, I didn’t realize I was depressive. All I knew was that there was an invisible force sucking me into a vortex of despair…
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I believe that depression is an epic, personal battle against the darker forces of the human spirit. Recently, after an unexpected Zen-like awakening, I got my metaphoric hands on another weapon to use against depression. I now wield a mighty weapon called self love.
I was only 33. I was young, fit, and strong. But I felt like I was having a heart attack. Almost as quickly as it had come in, the storm passed, just as I was getting ready to go to the emergency room. It wasn’t a heart attack. I later learned that it was an […]
Like many depressives, I have a secret. It’s terrifies me to do this, but I’m going to share that secret with all of you now. My secret is that I’m depressive. Of course, this isn’t news. The fact that I’ve battled depression is all over my website and the Internet. But you don’t know the […]
In this edition: Why so many forms?…How long does it take to see results with depression and anxiety?…How can I practice tai chi in a small space?…How can I feel qi?…How do I have no thoughts?…How do you know what to train?…
Every week, the same email arrives in my inbox. And every week, it is absolutely heart-rending for me to read. This has been happening for 10 years. After going through this process over 500 times, I feel like the dog in the picture looks. Here it is: I’m not being melodramatic. It really is painful for me to receive these […]
Valentine’s day is a day meant for love. But typically, the love is projected outward rather than inward. What if, instead of focusing so much love outward, you focused some of it inward? Would that be wrong?
Back pain and the emotions are unrelated. Or at least that’s how Western medicine sees it. They’re separate — so separate that they require different doctors, different appointments, and different treatments. If this approach worked, it would be one thing. But it doesn’t work.
I’m a lot like most Americans. I live in the suburbs. I work 60-70 hours per week. I have student loans and credit card bills. I empty the dishwasher and walk the dog. But unlike most Americans, I live a stress-free life.
You had a wonderful experience with Qigong and Tai Chi in the beginning. But then life got in the way, and you stopped practicing. Maybe it’s been a few months since you practiced regularly. Maybe even years. Of course, you’ve tried to start practicing again, but there’s never enough momentum to keep things going. You […]