Happiness Archive

Depression is not a Choice


National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day Today is National Depression Screening Day. I know. And you thought it was just Leif Erikson Day. Oh hvor feil du er, min venn. National Depression Screening Day was started in 1991 to help people learn more about depression and provide screening and treatment referrals for anyone concerned about it. It’s a terrible disease fraught

Dementors Depression

Dementors Depression Depression. The name describes it. Sort of like “what’s the color of an orange?” But I’ve had a lot of friends tell me they can’t imagine what having depression is like. That’s why I think we should rename the disease Dementors Depression. Foulest Creatures That Walk This Earth Dementors are those those crazy

The Bipolar Express

Yesterday I posted about my lifelong struggle with depression, anxiety and my Bipolar Express. Wait. Make that the Bipolar II Express. The reaction to that post was overwhelming. I had more hits on my website than I’ve ever had. Here’s what I learned: Depressive Disorders Affect Nearly Everyone The number of people who said they

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins To Die For

Years ago I came across a great recipe for banana muffins Julee Rosso’s cookbook Great Good Food. Julee’s recipe calls for 1/4 cup of canola oil and 1/2 cup of applesauce. I played around with the recipe and bit and ended up cutting the oil and substituting another 1/2 cup of applesauce. And most importantly, I

Live Life Like a Dog Playing in Leaves

I want to live my life like I’m an ecstatic dog playing in leaves. Look at this dog. This is what happiness looks like. Look at the sheer joy. The exhilaration. The complete happiness with the most simplest of things. That’s what I want.