Do you want happiness or depression?

by Danny Gautama

I am not ashamed to tell you how bad my life was and how bad I struggled. I felt I was below rock bottom. It was like how hell felt like and I can imagine the Devil himself was winning the battle but I eventually won the War.

Depression was not pretty.

It was like living the worst day of my entire life over and over and over. It felt like Freddy Krueger and demons were haunting me in my dreams and this is just an understatement. It was horrible.

Some days I wanted to sleep in … Read more... “Do you want happiness or depression?”

Comparison does not have to be the thief of joy

Comparing your life with that of another can put you in a constant state of unhappiness. Why don’t I have __________ like such and such? With the advent of social media, this feeling is often compounded.

Those of us whose children suffered from addiction have, at some point, compared our shattered, roller coaster lives with others whose family life seemed to be humming along perfectly.

However, if you use comparison to trigger inspiration, it can, in fact help you find joy. The key is to recognize the feeling right when it happens to prevent it from taking you into an … Read more... “Comparison does not have to be the thief of joy”