Category Archives: existential depression

Unattended Sorrow

Like many people, I have a lot of experience with loss and sorrow.  And the older one gets, the more likely one will experience many losses. I’m writing this piece because a blogging friend is suffering from some deep sorrow … Continue reading

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Leaving ripples

I went to the funeral today for the mother of a friend of mine I haven’t seen in a few months.  I thought he was simply too busy with work and family obligations.  It turns out, his mother had been … Continue reading

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Too bad I can’t thank J.D. Salinger now that he’s dead

Reprinted from another blog of mine. I am getting ready to go to a writers’ conference tomorrow and I’m pulling some posts to take with me.  I thought I’d share this story here. *** February 1, 2010 There’s that old … Continue reading

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Irvin Yalom on minimizing existential depression

I’ve been suffering from waxing and waning episodes of existential depression and death anxiety since I was a child in a dysfunctional home.  I overheard the news a lot and was in constant fear of WWIII.   It probably did not … Continue reading

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