Thursday, September 23, 2010

Story of sadness, wonder and intrigue, continued...

Click on the below article link for background information to this blog post:

Examiner article

I chose Vincent Van Gogh for this article although many famous artists would have fit the profile. I once read that a person is most creative in their darkest hours, perhaps this is why these historical famous artists coped through such sadness. I think everyone has moments, hours and even days of weakness. Days when you are just to tired to fight the fight and you want to just bury your head under the covers and stay in the fetal position. But when days become weeks and weeks become months and you find yourself shutting down through self-sabotage you've crossed the line into a danger zone that is threatening your livelihood.

Depression is very serious and therefore if you're unable to find a glimmer of hope to hold onto while you're coping through the tough times, please reach out for help. You are human and as humans we need help. It is okay to admit this!

The purpose of the article is to help you find beauty and creativity in your life and to help you recognize your efforts even if they feel insignificant. As noted in the article, Van Gogh said, “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” Give yourself credit where credit is due, even for the baby steps, and keep chugging along!

What are you're thoughts about depression? How do you cope through sadness? Share your outlets, it might help others who are struggling.

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