On Thursday I was coaching swim practice and a mom of one of my swimmers who also happens to read the blog came up to me. And she said, “I just want to thank you. Your blog helps so many of us who are struggling.” She gave me a hug. A big, warm, strong hug […]
It’s Time To Mourn
Sometimes you need a few whacks in the head before something really starts to sink in. You know how Facebook’s “on this day” reminds you of all the things you commented on and shared every year before on that date? Two years ago exactly, I wrote a post about how I was struggling — “…My head is […]
This is what my depression looks like.
I’m pretty deep into a case of the Blues. It’s been coming on gradually over the past couple weeks. But now the depression is back. That’s the thing with depression. That fucker. It never really leaves. It goes into hibernation. Sometimes it lies dormant for years. Other times it’s a very light sleeper. Why it reappears […]
Sexless in Seattle
A while back a woman who referred to herself as Sexless in Seattle wrote to me and asked me a question about sex. Or more specifically, the absence of it in her marriage. She is a mom, has a young kid, has been dealing with depressions and taking antidepressants for a while now, and over the […]
Change needs to start at the bottom.
Last week I was nominated to do the #22Kill push-up challenge. If you are involved in any form of social media, chances are high that you know what it is. I had seen in floating around Facebook. I’ve seen many of my friends doing push-ups. I knew the campaign was to bring awareness to the fact […]
Mirror mirror on the wall.
Sometimes when you are feeling really blue, you have to fake it. You have to pretend for the kids or your coworkers or your students or whoever that everything is great. It takes a lot of effort and a lot of focus and a lot of energy and it’s exhausting. Today I had one of […]