Writing by Dana Goldman

“Adulting” Self-Care for Depression, Stress, and Anxiety

“Adulting” Self-Care for Depression, Stress, and Anxiety

So often we fall into the trap of thinking of self-care as selfish – especially when self-loathing and guilt is also present. I enjoyed this article “What Nobody Tells You About Depression” since it highlights the more practical (and sometimes painful) side of self-care that includes paying bills, making medical appointments, quitting activities that deplete or overwhelm you,Read more about “Adulting” Self-Care for Depression, Stress, and Anxiety[…]

A More Realistic (and Hilarious) Pain Scale

A More Realistic (and Hilarious) Pain Scale

I always laugh a lot at the hilarious pain scale (and explanation that creator Allie Brosh gives) on her now-inactive blog Hyperbole and a Half. Brosh is a depression survivor and her blog (and book of the same name) are often gut-splittingly on target. While our society often is more quick to recognize physical pain than emotional pain, coolRead more about A More Realistic (and Hilarious) Pain Scale[…]

Preparing for the S.A.D. Time of Year

Preparing for the S.A.D. Time of Year

Each fall, clients come into my office saying, “I know it’s getting to be the holiday season but…” or “It’s just so dark all the time and it’s getting to me.” They’re noticing their moods darkening, their energy lagging, and their interest in life waning. It’s usually not that life is suddenly harder and more full of challengesRead more about Preparing for the S.A.D. Time of Year[…]

Don’t Believe Facebook! Comparison, Judgment and What’s Not to Like

Don’t Believe Facebook! Comparison, Judgment and What’s Not to Like

Y’all, it’s time to talk about Facebook, that addictive, terrible-wonderful black-hole of photos and words from friends and “friends” that makes about 90% of us feel like our lives are crap, at least occasionally. How do I know this? I was on Facebook for ten minutes up until about 10 seconds ago, and in thatRead more about Don’t Believe Facebook! Comparison, Judgment and What’s Not to Like[…]