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Music Wellbeing

Feeling a bit better with this song

I’ve had a rough week or two with more anxiety and depression than usual. Music tends to help my mood, and “Like Gold” by Vance Joy is one of those songs for me:

Actually, I’m really enjoying Vance Joy generally at the moment. Here’a a great playlist to binge with:

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Mindsets Wellbeing

Swimming and anxiety

I just watched a short documentary,¬†titled “Waterlog”, about writer Joe Minihane’s journey towards a better understanding of his anxiety, and a healthier perspective on his life through “wild swimming“:

One of Minihane’s insights is that it’s cathartic to talk about experiences with anxiety, depression, and other conditions. This reminds me of how Wil Wheaton makes a point of speaking, and writing, openly about his experiences with depression, panic attacks, and more.

http://wilwheaton.net/2018/05/my-name-is-wil-wheaton-i-live-with-chronic-depression-and-i-am-not-ashamed/

It’s inspiring to read about people like Joe Minihane, and Wil Wheaton who have the courage to speak openly about their challenges. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by anxiety and depression, and pretty tough to find your way out of it when it happens.

Stories like these offer more hope that it can get better.