Many of us have been there, it’s a feeling that life is pressing you down. Sometimes it’s feeling overwhelmed by what’s happening around you. Anxiety is easier to recognize because we’re aware of our fears. The expression is more in the open, whereas the numbness of depression is camouflaged and can be functional. Sometimes there’s even a misunderstanding that reality itself is supposed to be depressing. We’re conditioned to be responsible: pay bills, care for children, plan for retirement, but we can pass days, months, and even years without experiencing true joy or laughter. We don’t have to look for euphoric happiness, but we do need to have a feeling of contentment and fulfillment every day. It’s like air, food and water. Only when you emerge from a functional depression are you able to look back and realize that you were in it at all.
“No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.”