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Mental Wellness

Posts in which we discuss mental wellness.

What Can Physical Training Teach Us About Mental Resiliency

What if we approached all aspects of our lives as we do our physical and endurance training? Utilizing periodization principles and maintaining a respect for rest and recovery are widely accepted approaches to consistent growth in the pursuit of building physical…

What I Know About Depression

I don't know much about the underlining causes or triggers of depression — the science. I do know how it's effected me, how it's effected friends, and how it's effected recently named and the nameless strangers that face it's challenges daily.

Wrestling With The Epidemic Of Depression

I read an article this morning about depression from an athlete’s perspective. Then I read another from the view of a spouse dealing with her athletic husband’s depressive episodes.

Be Better At Living — Better

I was preparing an alternative piece for this week. You were going to be reading yet another essay documenting my own progressive journey toward living — better. Last night I began writing about work, financial, and optimal wellness goals for 2018.

The First Rule Of Depression

The first rule of depression is we don't talk about depression. The second rule of depression is we don't talk about depression.  I'm a rule follower. I don't make waves. I internalize my feelings, but only after denying them. I go to my cave. I distract myself. I self judge. I don't ask for help. I didn't talk about depression.

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

Depression is nothing more than its symptoms. It is caused by conscious negative thoughts. There is no deep underlying disorder to be rooted out: not unresolved childhood conflicts, not our unconscious anger, and not even our brain chemistry. Emotion comes…

Depression Basics: 7 Signs

One purpose of this site is to educate and de-stigmatize depression and mental illness, not only for you the reader, but for myself.

The Pursuit of Vitality

The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment. — Andrew Solomon Andrew’s statement resonated with me when I first watched his TED talk about a…