Good news: with insight comes power. What I mean is that when you become aware of something you can change it. With that in mind, I'm going to write a series of blogposts on the subject of musicians and depression. This first post will shed some light on defining the problem.
When we are depressed, it is most important to get to the source of the problem.
There are many reasons for it, from physical issues like
- brain chemistry imbalances
- other underlying health disorders and diseases
- nutritional deficiencies
- stinking thinking
- dysfunctional coping behavior habits
- and real or perceived traumatic life events.
On the other hand, learning how to deal with-- and not be afraid of-- temporary, natural mood swings can take their negative power over you away. Much like compost, crappy thoughts can be turned into fertilizer. It is my hope that this series will help people do just that. I look forward to your comments and suggestions along the way.