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Photo by Naveen Annam from Pexels   “Little Alice fell d o w n the hole, bumped her head and bruised her soul.” –Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland   Is it possible to understand what depression is, if you’ve never experienced it? Is it possible to be a human being, and never experience depression? I am […]

  One of the most difficult things in life is grounding ourselves in the present moment, and not dwelling on past and future events. How often do we worry about things we’ve said or not said…hurts we’ve inflicted, or imagined hurts for which we’re responsible…actions we’ve taken, paths not traveled? * What will happen in […]

    “I knew who I was this morning, but I have changed a few times since then.” —Alice in Wonderland     There seem to be warning signs: sometimes if you know your own signs, or “symptoms”, then you can learn when you are nearing a place—or you may be actually in the place—that […]

                        Photo by Miguel Angel Ruiz Sanchez   Depression is no stranger to me; Yeah, I’ve known the demon’s seductive power throughout most of my life. There have been too many times when I’ve been unable to avoid tumbling downward, and it seems to […]

Reaching Out This blog, “Through a Rabbit Hole”, takes its name from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, written by Lewis Carroll. This is a favorite book of mine since childhood; I realized as an adult that Alice’s falling down the rabbit hole is a perfect representation of what it’s like to suffer from mental illness—in my […]

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