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From Medication to Meditation: A Journey From Depression to Peace

From Medication to Meditation: A Journey From Depression to Peace by Laura Bishop. Photograph of woman waling on sandy beach by Brian Mann
Photograph by Brian Mann

There are many routes for reclaiming your health when confronted with depression. I share my journey to help inspire your own path to healing.

Sometimes our life’s difficult journeys are wake-up calls in disquise – propelling us to see our circumstances differently, and in so doing allowing us to reclaim our power. Here is a path I took to transform my past into something defining — a true exploration of self.

A few years ago, I started noticing some changes in my mood. Always an anxious person, the increase in feelings of uneasiness was not uncommon. However, the lack of motivation, bouts of anger, fatigue, feelings of

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