DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, therapist, or anything of the sort. For all medical, fitness or therapeutic information/advice/plan, seek professional help.
Depression, according to the World Health Organization, affects more than 350 million people globally, of all ages. That is a lot of people! I was not apart of this statistic until a couple of years ago. My family moved to a climate that was much different than any other area we lived in previously. My workload increased. I didn’t have (so I thought) as much time to focus on my health and well-being. Through all of this, I slowly (then it spiraled out of control) experienced this serious disease called depression.
The picture above is me at Disneyland. Isn’t life supposed to be the happiest place, all the time? Sometimes we go through what feels like a roller-coaster. The free-fall in a thunderstorm is what Depression feels like for me – well, that and the loopdey-loops and the river ride and then the wet ones, and then the tiki-room, and then the haunted mansion and the … yeah! But life has gotten better, as I’ve learned and I’ve grown.
Through my writings, I want to share with you what I went through, how I felt (and still feel, at times) when depression sneaks its nasty cloud into my being, how I am learning to “control” depression and what helps me feel balanced and stronger through these tactics. Like the disclaimer says above, I am not a doctor or therapist or personal fitness trainer. I am sharing with you what works for me, what my therapist and general doctor and even my chiropractor have “prescribed” for me. This may not be your “prescription”. However, I know that from these experiences, I find I am happier and keep depression at bay. I still experience depression. But I know what works for me. When I get off my plan, I am reminded I am not cured. And then, I have to start again, sometimes from the beginning, with baby steps to get back on my plan. One of the greatest things I have done through it all is get professional help.