Tag Archives: Depression

It’s 3:00 a.m. Do you know where your thoughts are headed?

It seems everyone has their occasional 3:00 a.m. wakeup call. Your mind wakes up even when your body still wants sleep. So you lie there trying to find a position that will lull your mind back to sleep. But it’s just … Continue reading

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Suzy Favor Hamilton and the rush to judgment on mental illness

A recent issue of Sports Illustrated ran an excerpt from the upcoming book by Suzy Favor Hamilton. You may recall she is the former track star that through her own need for excitement began working as a highly paid escort. … Continue reading

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Ask yourself this simple question: “Why am I eating?”

Humans have to eat like everything else on this earth. Fortunately we don’t actually have to hunt our own food these days or 99.9% of the human population would die in a week. Continue reading

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What a 5K for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and National Mental Health Awareness week can teach us all about healthy minds

By Christopher Cudworth For the last six or seven years it has been a joy to rise on an early October morning to support a local race in Batavia, Illinois called the NAMI 5k. The race raises money each year … Continue reading

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Hardly a day goes by

By Christopher Cudworth May is Mental Health Month and this week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Like all workaday weeks, it begins on a Monday of course. So here’s a thought. For those with anxiety, every day feels like a Monday. It’s a constant dread and wonder … Continue reading

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Running and riding through anxiety, depression and grief

By Christopher Cudworth A year ago on March 26, 2013, my wife died after 8 years of treatment for ovarian cancer. Notice that I do not mention the word “battle” or “fight” or “struggle” in the context of my wife’s … Continue reading

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Run, it’s cheaper than therapy, and you can beat the Blue Meanies

By Christopher Cudworth As a nail-biting and moody kid from the get-go, I can relate to anyone and everyone who deals with anxiety and depression. Having a physical release can be vital to those who experience the very real challenges … Continue reading

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Screaming serenity

As it crept into the vernacular as an enticing notion of mind control, the idea of zen thought has been twisted and turned into just about anything a person wants to call it. The Urban Dictionary defines zen this way: One … Continue reading

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Damn you carbohydrates! Damn you to hell!

The winter weight is stubborn this year. For reasons far too complicated to elucidate here, the workout schedule has been steady, then fitful. Which means a few things do not fit so well. So I’m fit full. Like the fertility goddess … Continue reading

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Suzy Favor Hamilton shows how difficult the race against depression and anxiety can be

There is a scene in the movie Men In Black where the characters played by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones resort to the supermarket tabloids to find out what’s really, truly, actually happening in the world. That feeling crossed … Continue reading

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