Tag Archives: depression

Overcome

(The following in italics is from a memoir project.) I sit in the kids’ room as they sleep and I think that a bottle of pills and a glass of wine might do the trick. I have plenty of both. … Continue reading

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Upon a Spotted World

There are the days I retreat. Those days I am particularly sad and feel raw to the world. A high didn’t last; I let myself down; someone did something so much better than I did, or would, or thought of … Continue reading

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The Part of Parenting We Don’t Talk About

(This post was written for and originally published on WhatToExpect.com with the title “The Part of Parenting We’re Too Embarrassed to Talk About.”) Occasionally a post circulates the Internet in which the author describes witnessing a mother in the midst of a public … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Been Happy?

I would not say I am a happy person. By nature or by defect, I am often depressed and moody. And it is by knowing the darkness that I can experience its absence with pure appreciation. There is an almost … Continue reading

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How I Do Okay

Someone asked me how I manage to feel “okay.” This was in the context of talking about depression, feeling overwhelmed with three young kids, my husband’s extreme work schedule, and my own work with demanding deadlines. You know–just another conversation … Continue reading

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