Monthly Archives: January 2014

Living with Depression & Anxiety – The only safe place…

When you’re living with depression and anxiety even the small stuff seems big.

Most people who do life with me know I’m continually searching for my glasses when I need to read something any smaller than a freeway exit sign.  In fact my glasses are so necessary for reading and doing other things like tweezering my “old lady” hairs from my chin, that I have 6 pairs all with the same prescription and frame.   They’re randomly scattered throughout the house so that no matter where I am, I can read something if I need to and look the same whilst doing it!

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Living with Depression & Anxiety – What did you say…?

Living with Depression & Anxiety – What did you say…?

Living with depression and anxiety isn’t just about being depressed and anxious.  It encompasses the way we see ourselves and the way everyone else sees us.  Because we too believe the lie that we should be able to suck it up.  Get over it.  Buck up! (Click to Read The Great Buck Up)

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Is freedom really just another word…?

Is freedom really just another word…?

When you live with depression and anxiety forgiveness can be a tough pill to swallow.

If you’ve ever been the victim of a crime or other traumatic event (even of your own making) it’s easy to fall in to the self-pity trap.  The feeling that your objectionable behaviour is somehow made acceptable because of your suffering.

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Living with Depression & Anxiety – Finding Meaning?

Living with Depression & Anxiety – Finding Meaning?

Living with depression & anxiety - finding meaning

Living with depression & anxiety – finding meaning

When you live with depression and anxiety it can be easy to think religion is just another crutch.

For all intents and purposes ‘religion’ has one of the most tarnished of all multinational brands.  With obvious exceptions among the environmentally challenged such as Exxon and BP, ‘religion’ is responsible for some of the world’s most infamous armed conflict, genocide and human abuse.

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Living with Depression & Anxiety – How does your garden grow?

Living with Depression & Anxiety – How does your garden grow?

Living with Depression and Anxiety - Espaliered Fruit Trees

When I recently asked my husband if he loves me, I expected him to provide the usual answer.  But this time he upset me with something different.

In my black and white, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder world, routine and control are my safety structures.  For me, living life is like participating in a liturgical church service.  I ask questions that I already know the answer to, and await the affirmation that keeps my life in order.

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