Even Slowing Down Takes Time

Aug 06, 2018    /    philosophy

It was mid-July in Prague and I was overwhelmed. I started to type that there was no reason for it, but that's not true. There are so many. They just weren't the reasons you might expect. I wasn't overwhelmed because I had a big workload or relationship stress or bad family...

Travelers: Let’s Stop Judging Each Other

Jul 26, 2018    /    philosophy

Luna wants some Starbucks.

"I'm a traveler, not a tourist!" It's a refrain I hear often, usually with the word tourist sounding like something the person scraped off the bottom of their shoe. By now, we all know the difference. I mean, kind of. A traveler is an individual; a tourist is...

How Can I Help My Friend with Depression?

Jul 23, 2018    /    philosophy

It's been a little while since the back-to-back celebrity suicides. The help line numbers in my social feeds have quieted. The public worry has shifted onto other horrors. And I'm still thinking about depression. Still processing the experiences I read about. The ones that resonated with my own experiences and the ones...