“I stand for living your truer life – and that means your whole life. That means all of it, the shit and the swamp, the love and the golden sunset, the 3am staring at the ceiling and the trudging down the stairs at memory care, sobbing. True means whole, means owning it, working it, all of it.”
~Jennifer Louden, “Navigating Through Depression“
I have a post in the works, & this post from Jennifer Louden, found via a Curvy Yoga email, touches on the subject. I didn’t want to be just sharing another post from someone else, so I came up with my own title. I didn’t realize how almost exactly the same as it is to the original. Sometimes we absorb more than we know. I couldn’t think of a title I liked better, so there you go.
I talk a lot about being gentle with yourself during a depressive episode & about just letting things be okay when you need to. Let yourself & what you are able to do right now be enough. It is so important. Depression will give you plenty of reasons to hate yourself, don’t pile on. Not to mention, so much around us, including some of the people in our lives give us more to feel guilty about.