Live a more satisfying and fruitful life by getting help for mental health challenges.
Encouraging Others to Rise Above Fog
On a winter day several years ago, I hiked up a mountain near my home. When I turned around to look at the valley below, civilization had disappeared! A temperature inversion had trapped the cold cloudy air near the ground. The valley was a bowl full of suds. I was now above the fog in fresh air and sunshine. When I had been down in it, I was not aware of how thick and unhealthy it was. But now I could see it clearly.
I see this experience as a metaphor of my life’s journey. For years I unknowingly lived with chronic clinical depression and generalized anxiety. But through caring and skillful efforts of therapists and from antidepressant medications, I am now in a much better place. Life is richer and more enjoyable. My relationships are healthier. My work has moved from drudgery to being fulfilling. While I still have bad days now and then, I consider myself in recovery.