Personal, Uncategorized

“That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.”
Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation
I stumbled across this quote this afternoon and I can relate to it so much. Maybe, if I could see a light, or an end, or something up in the distance that made sense, then maybe this constant struggle would be tolerable. If I knew it would do me some good, somewhere in the future. I know we appreciate things more once the struggle is over, once you’ve lost something, all of those cliche sayings that we know are true. However, dealing with depression on a daily basis feels like I’m at war with myself, and I’m losing drastically. I just want to know that it’s going to be worth the fight in the end. Anyone else?

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health, Uncategorized

Beating Depression

We hear so many different suggestions and opinions these days on how to deal with mental health issues. Some are condescending, some are ruthless and others are ignorant. Some are light-hearted, some are serious and awakening, and others are completely useless. After a fairly difficult few days, I decided I needed a kick up the backside and dragged myself to the computer, to find as many suggestions as I could for naturally helping beat depression.

One of the pieces which genuinely stuck in my mind has been this one, 11 Ways to Beat Depression Naturally, by Maria Rodale. It is simplistic, honest and not at all patronizing. For me, I felt a sense of compassion coming from her writing, as if she was actively trying to reach out to some of us. That’s probably all my emotions going crazy on me, but I wanted to share it anyway in case it helps someone else.

Also, if anyone has their own suggestions or ideas for dealing with depression, anxiety or anything else, please leave me a comment below as I’d really like to know how other people cope.

Lots of love xo

Book Reviews, Uncategorized

Death Angels Book Review

“Wild birds plow their way through the far reaches of space. How many never reach their final destination. But what difference does that make? They die free.”

Chief Inspector Erik Winter is a respected man based in Gothenburg, a man with a ‘more than meets the eye’ air about him in this first book of the series. Written in Swedish by Åke Edwardson, and translated into English by Ken Schubert, this detective / crime story has us grasping at straws for crimes to be solved before it’s too late. Winter flies over to London in attempt to team up with Detective Steve MacDonald, but can they push their differences aside and work together?     Continue reading “Death Angels Book Review”