Month

May 2015
“My favorite escapes from depression are meds and writing,” says Diana Spechler in a New York Times opinion piece. “But I can’t do both at once.” Friends have been forwarding to me her columns in the “Going Off” series, which chronicles her attempt to wean off the medications she takes for depression, anxiety, and insomnia....
Hello, Readers! You may have noticed there are some changes to my website. Two years ago, I created a free wordpress.com blog, thereseborchardblog.com, because I couldn’t figure out how to build a website from the domain name thereseborchard.com that I had purchased. Free wordpress sites are great but they have many limitations, both in data...
Do these questions sound familiar? Are you tired or fatigued? Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you have little interest in doing things you once enjoyed? Do you feel sad, depressed, or hopeless? They are typical questions asked by a doctor (psychiatrist, general practitioner, gynecologist) or provided in a questionnaire to screen for depression....
“And I said to my body, softly, ‘I want to be your friend,’ It took a long breath and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.’” –Nayyirah Waheed Every Memorial Day I am reminded that I am not yet my body’s friend. In fact, the day that marks the start of summer...
In her young twenties, writer and activist Eileen Flanagan spent two years teaching English in the country of Botswana, neighboring South Africa and Zimbabwe. She ate, lived, and slept in a 180 square-foot mud hut and was quite content. Then life got a tad more complicated … she married, had kids, and eventually found herself...
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