Few people of this generation have escaped the frustration that accompanies internet use. Without fail, problems arise and “connection” to the wide world of possibility is lost. The frustration, however, does not end there. Calling your beloved internet service provider does not always provide the solutions you seek, and you will likely begin a guided protocol of checks, starting with the most basic – the power supply. I cannot tell yo...

November 30, 2018

The holiday season ushers in a bevy of activity; shopping, traveling, and socializing dominate the calendar in the months of November and December. But with this season also comes an increase in feelings of loneliness, sadness, and despair.  While some suffers might be experiencing seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression attributed to a reduction in exposure to sunlight, others might be experiencing depressed mood resul...

As discussed in the first installment of this series on How Thinking Contributes to Depression, mood disturbance often occurs not merely as a result of unfavorable circumstances or events, but oftentimes because of the way in which a person perceives or interprets an event. Two people might experience the same situation (e.g., receive a poor test grade) but have very different thoughts or interpretations of the situation; one person mi...

Our daily life consists of full schedules, daily expectations, work demands, family commitments, and electronic distractions. Most days, we have very little “down time” at the end of our long “to-do” list and limited energy to engage in any activity that requires effort. The busyness that has become characteristic of our daily living has reduced the amount of available time for self- care, personal connections and other life-affirming...

June 7, 2018

Hope.

An expectation of obtainment. To expect with confidence.

I hope that I get that promotion.
I hope that my children don’t get hurt.
I hope that I find an amazing person to marry.

Everybody hopes in something. For something. It’s as natural as breathing.

I hoped that one day I’d find my knight in shining armor. I didn’t know when he’d arrive on my doorstep so while I waited for him, I made a list of things that I desired to find in my...