A Good Depression Primer

This is a pretty correct description of depression and correct advice for those surrounding the person with depression. I’m always skeptical when people make stuff like this, but this one – this one I endorse fully.

Forties, Vision, and Moodswings

Yeah, so if you’re like me, somewhere around the late thirties, you started to hold the restaurant menus a bit further away to read them. Same thing in the supermarket. And you started to joke about it with your friends -”Oh my God we are getting old, we gonna need glasses soon!” And you eventually did…

Featured on Facebook

I’m seeing a massive spike in traffic on the website since I was featured on the People of Trinidad and Tobago facebook page. First off, thank you all for the comments on the facebook page. Much appreciated. Also, for those of you who asked questions or e-mailed me, I will be responding over the rest of…

Holidays, Mania, and Depression

Us bipolar persons do not do well at holiday time. We just don’t. I’ve written about what you could do if you are manic or depressed during the holidays (it says Thanksgiving, but the ideas are the same). Worth reading, including the comments. This 2013 Holiday season is particularly long because the holidays fall midweek. For…

Charting Moods

The graph above charts my weight from about October 2011 to the end of February 2013.  Do you think you can tell when I was depressed? And when I wasn’t? Here’s a hint. My ideal weight is about 150 lbs. I really try to be at that weight, but whenever I’m depressed I eat no…

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Depression and Dogs

We’ve all heard about the healing and stress relieving power of pets. And stories from pet owners will always be full of the how marvellous and loving their pets are. I know, because I am one of them. But do they help with stabilising mood swings? Can they help pull you out of depression? Should…

2013 and all that

Been out of commission for pretty much all of December because I was – ta da! – depressed. Nothing new there. What’s bad though, is that I’ve finally gotten really really tired of starting over my life after each depression episode. And fed up too.