When I was 6 years old, we inherited my great-grandmother’s piano. I immediately took to it, and begged for lessons. For the next 10 years, music would be a constant part of my life.
Almost our entire lives are spent in a quest to gain control, security and comfort in our lives. Unfortunately, we never really get it, so we keep trying, relentlessly.
This is the main activity of our lives.
Those who are living or have lived with depression are familiar with the extreme fatigue and lack of motivation that often accompanies the disorder.
Born in Halifax, Paulie O'Byrne is a force to be reckoned with.
My husband and I have learned a lot about each other during our years together, but mostly about ourselves. We have learned that we can’t blame anyone else for how we feel about life and if we’re happy or not.
You might think that when someone says, “I’m coping,” that it’s not such a big deal.
You’d be wrong.
As you sit here reading these words, you are breathing … stop for a moment and notice this breath.
You could control the breath, and make it behave as you like … or you can simply let yourself breathe.
In my late teens and early 20s, I did everything to keep up with the fast-paced world I was living in – I worked as a server, went to college full time, and spent every other waking moment socializing with friends, being there for my family, and spending time with my boyfriend at the time. I felt pulled in every direction. I never spent time alone and I paid no attention to my inner life. The few times that I did try and look inward I became utterly confused and scared.