Jogging home from work on Oakland through wilkinsburg to home wasn’t that wise. Funny enough, though, I was actually attacked near my house on Graham blvd, a part of town that isn’t quite so bad. I passed two walkers on Graham not thinking anything of it. Suddenly I was being tackled from behind. In that […]
Yesterday I wrote about my several-day-long depression. Today I am feeling much better, having even felt a wave of joy come over me while walking through the hall at work. Yesterday was my recovery day. I deliberately took things slowly and gently so that I didn’t feel rushed or stressed. For example, I took some […]
I think my dopamine’s low. How do I know? I’m depressed, almost catatonic, with low energy, low mood, and almost no motivation. For example: I bike to work sometimes. Usually it’s invigorating and I pump hard up the hills. But today I just lazed along, going as slow as I could. That’s basically how I’ve […]
In April I wrote about consciously changing my bad mood. It worked pretty well. Today, however, I found a post by Lori Deschene at TinyBuddha.com titled Ten Ways to Let Go and Overcome a Bad Mood. The article has many tips on how to consciously change your mood. I highly recommend reading it.
My anxiety keeps me from real communication with others. It keeps me from creatively solving problems. It keeps me from assertively going after what I want in life. Over the weekend I got really tired of playing small and being anxious. So, today, I am just not going to get that way. I am not […]
My Son Experienced a Hardship Last night my young son was very disappointed that his practical joke was discovered before he pull it off. He was devastated, in fact, and ran sobbing to his room. Why His Response To Hardship Is Important To a parent’s eyes, this hurt may seem like harmless childhood pettiness with […]