Teach Me How To Feel
Abby Norman

Hello Abby…I weaned myself off my antidepressants about a year ago. They’d been prescribed for ‘situational depression’ but my situation had not improved, nor would it, and I’d been taking them for years. I realized they’d only made me complacent and that I would change nothing about my life until I ‘woke up.’

These days, I ‘feel,’ and yes, it hurts and I cry, or I laugh loudly and happily, or I get angry and stand up for myself. I know that these emotions, all of them, are ‘good things,’ and quite necessary for living a full and complete life. I am no longer a passive participant in this world.

I am, once again, awake. And that has made all the difference.