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 …

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?
  • She’s achieved so much and here I sit working my tail off and I don’t get half the salary or recognition
  • Wow, his son is at an Ivy League schools while my son sits in prison

With the advent of social media, the feeling of inadequacy compared to others is often compounded.

Those of us whose children suffer/suffered from addiction or mental illness have, at some point, compared our shattered, roller-coaster lives with others whose … Read more...