I am always on the lookout for explanations on mental illness because the more I listen to people with similar experiences, the more I realize that I am not alone and I can find novel ways of explaining difficult subjects.
Essentially, look at a mirror and talk to yourself. Weird stuff will come up; just go with it.
Read more about Mirror Therapy and how it can be applied as therapy for mental illness.
This is why I spend time brewing my morning cup of coffee with a French press. A little time spent being attentive, has lasting impact on the rest of my day.
Some links to meditation for beginners:
My favorite French Press tutorial:
Shane Koyczan is a tremendous poet. He speaks with achingly heartfelt imagery that always reaches me on my worst days.
Jason Stephenson’s guided meditation videos are a wonderful resource for anyone who wants to start meditation, but doesn’t know where to start.
I still lay back when I’m anxious or depressed, put on my headphones, and let his voice transport me to a new place where I can find peace.
"In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he's spoken — and listened — to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.”
Andrew Solomon gives the single, best presentation I have ever watched on Depression.
This is the video I share with people who ask me what Depression is like. Andrew speaks to the depths better than anyone I have ever encountered.
Stillness is a video I created in 2015.
I was on a trip to Southern California for work, and when I had some free time I went to the coast and practiced handstands.
I felt a deep peace looking at the water. The waves are, paradoxically, stillness personified. The waves exist, every one different from the one before, yet the motion is the same.