God is the madwoman in the attic.
I'm camped out on the threshold with my journal, camera, and plenty of snacks.

Monday, August 24, 2009

home remedies

I'm dragging my way through a heavy funk... so here (in no particular order) are some of my home remedies for depression.

  • yoga
  • good food - home-made is best & it keeps me occupied making something
  • drink lots of water
  • time with Baby N - being his obstacle course; watching Blue's Clues together
  • time with L - listening to him over morning coffee; sitting together at the end of the day
  • practice gratitude - remember & name the good things
  • keep a routine
  • comfy clothes & shoes
  • log the evidence of the positive - photos, completed "to do" lists, emails from friends
  • do something for someone else - try on someone else's point of view & emotion, send a note or money or show up or...
  • light a candle - my prayers are stuck deep inside of me
  • go to church - be with people who make no demands on me; witness their faith
  • kindreds & inspirers - I'm really careful about what I read & look at these days... I've found some wonderful blogs that serve as breadcrumbs for the way out of these woods
what gets you through? and keeps you connected?

1 comment:

Jeanette said...

Eating...NOT something I would recommend. I'm here for you if you need a friend!