Depression

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Depression and Anxiety

Planning the way forward…

by Deb Shugg
Depression and anxiety -mental illness

When you live with depression and anxiety the world is your oyster… I’ve had a tough time trying to put together a BLOG that’s worth sharing recently. Not from a lack of words but from a lack of inspiration. I’ve written many and then relegated them to a growing pile of ‘perhaps, one day’. It’s […]

Happiness is…

by Deb Shugg
Diary of Secrets - Living with depression and anxiety and happiness and jigsaw

When you live with depression and anxiety happiness isn’t quite what you’d expect. I was thinking recently about the concept of happiness and what it means to be truly happy. It’s an important question in this world of anything goes. When I think about what I want from life, I’m immediately drawn to “I just […]

Would you live in a cave…?

by Deb Shugg
Diary of Secrets - Living with depression and anxiety and hope

When you live with depression and anxiety life can feel cacophonic. There’s a lot to be said for being a hermit. You know, the person who lives in a cave, living off what the land provides and indulging one’s self in the comfort of his or her own thoughts. This utopia seems to me, to […]

It’s a hard rain…

by Deb Shugg
Diary of Secrets - Living with depression and anxiety - It's a hard rain.

Where have you been my darling young one? When you live with depression and anxiety you go places others dare not travel. I’ve never wanted to write a song more than when I read the lyrics of Bob Dylan. The more I read them (and sing them in my head) the more I feel connected […]

Depression & anxiety – underneath your illness.

by Deb Shugg
Living with depression and anxiety - diary of secrets

When you live with depression & anxiety it’s too easy to let it define you. I’ve lived with depression and anxiety for most of my adult life. At times it’s left me incapacitated and suicidal. At other times it’s been my defining persona; the thing that defines me amid my many affectations. But, for the […]