Autpops in one of her happy places 😊 I read the other day that some doctors are now prescribing nature therapy for chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, anxiety, and depression. How do you feel about this?
Thanks for the photo, @nateinthewild 🧡
Today has had a rough start, but thinking ahead to the future and brighter skies (literally) has me staying positive. Also, date night with @nateinthewild later to see Fantastic Beasts helps ❤️🤓✨🤓❤️ Don’t forget that we are teaching a workshop up in Norway in February! Link in bio 👆🏻
You might have noticed that I’ve taken some time away from this app recently. Time to bare my soul for a moment: the past month or two have been a struggle. Maybe a struggle isn’t the right word. I’ve feared for my life several times over the past month or two, but finally the time has come for the light to find me.
I have always tried to be open and honest with everyone about the battles that I fight against my depression monster in order to let others know that we are not alone. I read something the other day that really landed with me, and I hope that my vulnerability and choice to be transparent on here will help it land with someone else.
If you have never been exposed to the beast, the reason why depression can be so difficult to cope with is because the things that help the most become the most difficult to do. It’s the classic catch-22. But the key takeaway to this story is that there is a very big difference between something that’s difficult to do and something that’s impossible to do. It’s not impossible to go out and say hi to a friend. It’s not impossible to get off the couch and go for a walk. It’s not impossible to force fake laughter to encourage real laughter to follow. Difficult when in a depressed state? More than you can imagine. Impossible? NO.
So here I am, seeing the light crest the horizon on this very long and dark night hoping to help others see the break of day with me. 💛