When a friend or loved one confides in you about their mental health, it can be difficult to respond appropriately. It's not uncommon to freeze--maybe hem and haw or awkwardly pat a shoulder before changing the subject to the Lions. If you take a moment and think about it, though, what an amazing opportunity you now have to deepen a relationship and affirm your love for a struggling soul!
Everybody has a bad day once in a while. Or a bad week. So when I found myself trudging through an especially rough couple of days about a month ago, I brushed it under the rug as a typical ebb to life's ebb and flow. I embraced the mentality of "grin and bear it." It…
Too often, we let ourselves feel overwhelmed by to-do lists and mounting phone reminders. We get caught up in all that we should do or shouldn't do and we pile expectations on top of one another like they're dirty clothes. But, what if we chose the day's single-most important task and made that the main objective? Sure, you can accomplish other chores throughout the day (you probably should), but all that will figure itself out. You focus your energy on that Golden Goal.
I feel like I've been giving 20 percent energy to every aspect of my life. I'm a distracted father, a sheepish entrepreneur, I've been reading the same book for six months now, and when I write, I let my fingers do the thinking.
Everyone has their ups and downs, but when you feel like you've got more downs than ups, it's time to ask more questions.
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A large number of men are struggling with depression and anxiety as well as other ailments, but they are afraid to talk to a doctor about it. Simply acknowledging it and making a small step towards making a change goes a long way to fixing the problem.
She's asleep. Finally. Lindsey gets ready to go for a run. By herself. She needs the break. Isaiah cries. Shiloh stirs.
What can you do to combat today's suicide epidemic? It certainly can feel like it's slipping away from us, out of our control. And it's often that we don't know what to do. The simplest thing you can do is learn. Know the stats. Share the stats. Defeat the stats.
I've had my juvenile days of pretending I have it all together, preaching to the masses, and saying stupid things that I thought were wise. Now, I'm only wise enough to know I'm not very wise. I know I don't have it all together. And, maybe that's where wisdom comes from--the ability to freely admit our weakness