So there I was the other night after a fresh haircut feeling particularly dapper, when a compulsion washed over me and I did something I’ve never done before:
As with every other September, now that school is back in session there seems to be twice as much traffic on the streets. People are more anxious, they’re hurrying more, and they’re moodier. While the stress commuting to work places on our health (and the health of the environment) has been well-documented, as individuals we tend to overlook just how much it weighs on us and affects our overall happiness.
[In case you missed the news this week about sugar, this short video by the CBC sums it up nicely.]
Depression is a heavy, dark presence that lowers itself into your life like a murky, oppressive fog. Depression happens to all of us to varying degrees* and at different times in our lives. For some, depression occurs at a deeper level and for longer periods of time. For others, it shows up randomly and without notice.