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Me and Art

Excerpted from Art Buchwald’s autobiography Leaving Home: A Memoir, ©1993: But a funny thing can happen to you in a depression. If you don’t hurt yourself, you can gain tremendous insights and empathy, find inner strengths and hidden talents. It’s mysterious process, but if you can hold on, you become a wiser and better person. …

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You Just Know It Does

“There are days where the melancholy settles on you like a sudden change in weather. The kind of sadness that is intangible. Like the presence of an ache where you can’t pinpoint exactly where it hurts, you just know it does.” ~Lang Leav

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“I always knew it’d come to this…”

“Your friend hasn’t learned his limitations, and he’s not going to make it if he continues.” ~William S Burroughs on Kurt Cobain, to Cobain’s tour manager (source) Full lyrics HERE. I remember when I first heard of his death on the radio. It wasn’t the ending I’d hoped for, but it was the one I …

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Murals of Greyscale

A Good Day by Kait Rokowski (website) Yesterday, I spent 60 dollars on groceries, took the bus home, carried both bags with two good arms back to my studio apartment and cooked myself dinner. You and I may have different definitions of a good day. This week, I paid my rent and my credit card …

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Every Test Can Become a Tool

“To all those suffering from sadness or depression, know that it isn’t your fault. It isn’t because you’re weak. It isn’t because you’re just not grateful enough. It isn’t because you’re just not religious enough. It isn’t because you don’t have enough faith. It isn’t because God is angry with you. To all the well-meaning …

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In 1970, three years before his first hit Piano Man, Billy Joel wrote a note and tried to kill himself by drinking a bottle of household cleaner (source).  He recovered, and went on to have 33 Top-40 hits over the next three decades. Take a minute to consider all the songs we would never have …

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Richard

Excerpted from TMZ: The death of Richard Simmons’ dog played an important part in the depression that has turned him into a shut-in … a dog he considered his child. TMZ broke the story … Richard hasn’t been seen in public for almost 11 months … and the trigger was a looming knee replacement which …

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Depression

My favorite part is when he talks about depression in Africa: And yet, when I went to look at alternative treatments, I also gained perspective on other treatments. I went through a tribal exorcism in Senegal that involved a great deal of ram’s blood and that I’m not going to detail right now, but a …

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