Hi - as promised, the content of my newsletter this month is focused on anti-racism resources. Even if you don't subscribe, I'm sharing them again here.
We are all racist. Yes, you, even if you're nice. Article published on Medium: https://medium.com/@bankoferin/dear-fellow-white-people-d68baaf078a0
How can a mindset of desire, rather than entitlement, help during a pandemic?
One of the great perks of writing about my depression has been the connections I’ve made with others in the same space. One of these new friends is Kristian Hall. Kristian suffered through 11 years of depression as a teenager and student. He was able to overcome the illness by way of science-based methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy and positive psychology. Kristian is on a mission to help as many as possible to overcome depression. On his blog, kristianhall.com, you will find tips and techniques you can follow on your own path out of the illness. Kristian has also written several books, including his latest: 14 Steps to Happiness, which is a comprehensive science-based program to overcome depression. I’m pleased to offer you Kristian’s story, written in his own words, in today’s special article.
The paradox of this time is that we’re so well-trained that “doing nothing = bad,” that now doing nothing seems like a punishment. But the only way for us to come out of this hard time is to let it be hard, and then to take steps so that next time, it’s not as hard.
In this month's essay, I explore the link between perfectionism and depression, and how they feed each other through my inner voices.
What depression has taught me—and maybe can teach you—about how to function in this crisis without losing all hope. Published on Medium: https://medium.com/@bankoferin/depression-in-a-time-of-covid-c4d0046052b9
This month's deep-dive essay into curiosity: linking it to how we solve problems. Now published on Medium: https://medium.com/@bankoferin/curiosity-in-problem-solving-916d38c833b4
or, Why Does Gratitude Ease Depressive Symptoms or, Gratitude Works but More Research Needed to Know How Published on Medium - https://medium.com/@bankoferin/gratitude-and-depression-b921c920df9c
When we think of our minds and bodies as things to be hacked, we lose a bit of a connection with what it means to be human. Because, really, what we’re trying to do is hack out the suffering. Hack out what makes something hard.