chain of stones in the shape of a heart
Mental health, Travel

This Was Me: The Things That Photos Hide

In this edition of This Was Me, we'll look back at times in my 30s when I was unwell, although you wouldn't know it just from looking at the picture.   This photo was taken in December 2011, only a week or two after being discharged from a 2-month hospital stay.  I was better in… Continue reading This Was Me: The Things That Photos Hide

world map with pins
Mental health, Travel

Travelling with depression as a carry-on

Travelling has always been a passion of mine.  Since I got sick, travelling with depression means my illness gets its hands dirty interfering in my travel plans and hopping along for the ride. So much for trip cancellation insurance In 2007, I had planned to do an organized tour across China, Mongolia, and Russia with… Continue reading Travelling with depression as a carry-on

lying on the beach
Mental health, Travel

Pressing reset (or maybe just pause)

Last night I got back from a week-long vacation at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico.  The vacation came at a very good time.  I was starting to get really mired down in negative thoughts, thoughts that convinced me that I was being used, wasn't cared about, and was a failure.  The rainy darkness that is… Continue reading Pressing reset (or maybe just pause)