Chelsea is a person, much like you. She also writes occasionally, reads often, mothers daily, and sleeps and eats in her free time.

If Only, a poem about motherhood

“If only, if only,” the young mother sighs, “I did all the chores;” there’s hope in her eyes. She washes and foldses and relocates toys. She vacuums and bleaches and … Continue reading If Only, a poem about motherhood

Depression for Dummies

Hi. I’m Chelsea, and I am married to a wonderful, talented, intelligent man who is pretty dumb when it comes to mental illness. Perhaps you know someone like this. Your … Continue reading Depression for Dummies

The Cure for Depression: Never Give Up, Never Surrender

Hello, there! Feeling depressed? I’m here to offer you a little encouragement. Perhaps you are familiar with James Edgar Skye’s favorite life maxim: Keep fighting. What does that mean, exactly? Is … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: Never Give Up, Never Surrender

The Cure for Depression: Don’t Skip What Works

We are very close to the end of our list of cures for depression. We’ve covered everything from connecting with a person to talking to a professional to medicating to … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: Don’t Skip What Works

The Cure for Depression: Meditate, Pray, Journal, etc.

Welcome to suggestion #12 on curing depression. I’ve got a word for you fellow depressors: Mindfulness. Have you heard that one lately? I don’t even social media that much since … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: Meditate, Pray, Journal, etc.

The Cure for Depression: A Daily Routine

Aw, crap. It’s morning. Let’s roll out of bed after not sleeping well, glare at our alarm, blame everyone in the world for how terrible we feel, and stalk off … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: A Daily Routine

The Cure for Depression: Zzzzzzz

Good morning, everyone! I’ve been meaning to talk to you all about ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT topics ever besides food and sex, but I kept sitting down to do … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: Zzzzzzz

The Cure for Depression: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

It’s that time again: time to cure our depression. Way back in May, I proposed that curing isn’t exactly possible -BUT I listed 11(ish) ideas that will help a bunch. … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The Cure for Depression: Get Over Yourself and Help Somebody

Today on Curing Depression, I’d like to discuss service. You may wonder why this is its own item. When I initially listed it with 10 other suggestions, I felt fairly … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: Get Over Yourself and Help Somebody

The Cure for Depression: Joy

I am not looking forward to this article. Whoa –what?! Why wouldn’t I want to type about happy things? I’m the expert, dishing out advice. I should be ALL OVER this topic. I’m … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: Joy