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Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life

Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life

Depression is a deeply personal thing. Each person confronts the demon differently. Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life  is the story of one woman’s journey through suicide, depression, and, particularly, acedia. I got drawn into ...
Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering

Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering

One of the common challenges with those who are embroiled in mental suffering is that they feel stuck.  It’s almost as if their suffering has caught them in a net, and they can’t find their way out.  Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering is ...
Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection

Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection

It was early in my career, and I was given the opportunity that most people dream about. I got to go to London for work. It was a dream, because it meant that the company was paying for me to travel “across the pond.” I thought of all the things I’d see a...
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

If you’re going to be navigating something, it’s helpful to have a map – or even multiple maps.  For navigating depression, Andrew Solomon gives us The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression .  A depression sufferer himself, he walks us through his per...