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April 30, 2017

Mom's travels on Earth ended on April 30th.

I was with her as she passed, and it was apparently a quick and painless process. One moment she seemed fine, in the hospital but expecting to be released the next day. The next moment she said something (my name?), looked up at me, and never moved her gaze or body again.

I am sad, but not depressed. She lived a wonderful, long life (88 years), with so much love and friends and family and travel and art... She influenced the world for good.

I love you, Mom, and always will.

Videos!

I'm going to try to Vlog every day in the month of April -- one video a day on coping with depression.

Think I can do it?

Follow along and see! Click right HERE.

This should be fun...

Dance!

A great book to use for daily inspiration: 

One of 100 tips: "Dance Your Troubles Away"!

"Dancing invigorates the body, jump-starts the heart, warms up your muscles, forces you to laugh at yourself..."

Give it a try for five minutes.  And then maybe five more!

Carrie Fisher

Those of us with mental illness lost a fierce advocate today. Carrie Fisher made it OK to be depressed, bipolar, or otherwise mentally ill. 

May she rest in peace.

It's the Holiday Season!

So you should be feeling cheery, right?

Not so fast! It's the winter, when the nights are getting longer and your mood may be getting darker.

So give yourself a break. Take care of yourself to the extent that you can, and be gentle with yourself when you overeat or stress about money or sleep all day. The holidays will do that to the best of us! Just do what you can.