GUEST POST: Does Depression Lead to Alcohol Abuse?

Similar to the “chicken and the egg” question, medical researchers are asking which comes first–alcohol abuse, or depression? Are depressed individuals turning to the bottle for solace, or is depression a side-effect of alcohol abuse? Successful medical treatment strategies pivot on the answer to this question. Co-occurring in statistically shocking frequency, depression and alcohol abuse […]

Falling Elegantly

Perspective. It all comes down to perspective. Choose a spot outside. Do nothing for ten minutes. Write about it. Twenty of us doing this same class exercise, yet twenty of us will have completely different experiences. I am plopped on the slanted ground, doing my best to remain balanced in one spot. This may not […]