I’m Telling My Depression Story Through Music

LANSING | DETROIT | GRAND RAPIDS | BRIGHTON | JACKSON I’m doing a (mostly) solo house show series to continue the conversation about mental health that I’ve started with my blog, Dadding Depressed. Join me for an intimate evening with old and new songs in one of five Michigan cities. FIND MORE INFORMATION HERE! Check out…

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So Your Friend Told You They’re Depressed–Now What?

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! 

9 Ways I Should Have Seen My Bad Day Was Depression

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…

This System For Achieving Personal Goals Is A Game-Ender

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. 

Thinking Is Like Spelunking; Just Make Sure You Can Get Out

The thing with overthinkers is that we are thoughtful, inquisitive, and perceiving--we are sponges soaking up the world around us. But we can easily get lost, asking question after question like one step after another into a dark cave until we find ourselves trapped in the darkness. Our problem is we don’t know how to stop thinking, or when to turn our minds around.