On this day 19 years ago I made a life-changing decision. I was fed up with my life. I was a total mess, and I was desperate to heal. But I also felt like a miserable failure. How do you transform yourself when you also feel like a failure? In this video blog, I’ll talk about how […]
Charlie Brown was definitely a qigong master. He knew about the connection between posture, biochemistry, and energy. His wisdom is forever immortalized in this old Peanuts cartoon: There’s so much wisdom in this cartoon, but when I first saw it, I was a little offended. “It’s a serious illness,” I thought to myself. “Depression isn’t […]
I needed some extra-strength medicine this morning, so I reached into my meditative medicine cabinet and pulled out a 2500-year-old Zen technique called Maranasati.
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…
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.