Betsy Believes, Betsy Recommends, Duff Diaries

Me, myself, and depression: speaking up helped me out of a deadly episode

I’ve started multiple drafts about this subject but binned them all, because they are – well – a bit depressing. But I want to talk about this. So I’m determined that this writing will be published on my blog. Throughout my adult life I’ve believed that I can outwit my own brain and defeat my… Continue reading Me, myself, and depression: speaking up helped me out of a deadly episode

Betsy Believes, discussion, Duff Diaries, Uncategorized

Emerging from Winter: reflecting on my experience of Depression

The fact that the body manages to wake up every morning ‘despite it all’ indicates to me that, somewhere in the depths of the unconscious mind, there is a firm, fundamental belief that life is worth fighting for.

Betsy Believes, Betsy Recommends, discussion, Duff Diaries, Uncategorized

Oh hey, New Year: Three life lessons I learned from the Breakdown of September 2017

Hi there! Yeah, it’s been a while since I blogged. Let’s just say that my whole “recovery”/”spiritual healing journey” hit a bit of a speed-bump in September. This speed-bump came in the form of a flu-inducing tick bite, followed by the stress of catching up with work, segueing nicely into a nervous breakdown. I know,… Continue reading Oh hey, New Year: Three life lessons I learned from the Breakdown of September 2017

Crazy Talk, Uncategorized

“You will probably die”: 10 Anxiety triggers, and the nope-worthy worst-case scenarios

A list of some of my Anxiety triggers and the worst-case scenarios my crazy chemical imbalance attaches to them. Enjoy!