Hard Candy

Christmas can be one of the most stressful and crushing times of the year for those of us with depression. Family gatherings can seem overwhelming. Each missed opportunity for a decoration or get-together can induce feelings of extreme guilt. Jealousy rears its ugly head as we see others who seemingly glide through shopping, wrapping, cooking and crafting, reminding us that everyday life can, and should, come easy. Even a Christmas carol can cause a crying jag. It’s not always the most wonderful time of the year. Not everyone sleeps in heavenly peace. Continue reading