Walking with Depression

Poems on Depression | Dakota Midnyght Art

Yesterday I did something I never do; I took a three hour nap in the middle of the day. My family attended the 29th iteration of Missoula’s Sci-Fi/Fantasy convention, MisCon, over Memorial Day weekend and afterward I was completely wrung out. Even after napping, I’m still fighting the after-effects of… Continue reading »

Where Self Care Begins

Where Self Care Begins | dakotamidnyght.com

I did an art piece a few months ago. At the time, I was really struggling with some heavy, sludgy depression and I was trying to pour out some of those feelings on paper. Sadly, as cathartic relief it was pretty much a failure. Dwelling on how I feel tends… Continue reading »

Hurry Up and Slow Down

That is meant to be read as one sentence, up there, not two separate ideas. 🙂 Today’s post is a bit of a ramble, I’m afraid… which is very indicative of my jumbled, hurried brain. I ground coffee this morning. Brought the coffee grinder in from outside, wiped all the dust off, poured… Continue reading »

Straddling Worlds

Ricochet. It even sounds like bouncing around from one extreme to the other. A lot of exciting things are developing, but I find myself bouncing from depressed and on the verge of tears to manically happy within the space of a couple heartbeats. It’s not my preferred way to get through the day,… Continue reading »

6 strategies for coping with depression

January and February are the hardest months of the year. They bring below freezing temperatures for days on end, grey skies for days on end, endless days of just trying to make it through for days on end… yeah. I don’t actively hate any month but this is definitely my least… Continue reading »