La Abeja Herbs
Herbal Allies for Anxiety and Depression
Depression is the worst. And when you’re in the midst of it, it feels like it will never end. But it does. It always does. They say to write about what you know. And I know depression. I imagine you do too. It is deeply personal and yet totally universal. While each of us experiences it in ways that are unique, it is an ache that many of us know all too well. The hardest part for many of us is the unbearable sense of separateness that we experience. It is a separateness that alienates us, not only from the world around us, but from ourselves. When we are in this place, it can feel impossible to pull ourselves out. But it won’t last forever, I promise. And there are many thing we can do to shift our mood and our mindset for both the brighter and the better.
I wrote this guide to help myself, and to help you or someone you love. Because we are not alone in feeling overwhelmed by this life, or by the deep pain we see around us. And this sensitivity is a gift. It is a guide for cultivating resilience within your own inner ecosystem. Because the world needs you right now. It needs you to feel and to come alive, more than ever before. Complacency and depression are difficult to resist in an era when our nervous systems are overwhelmed by seemingly endless news of political and environmental collapse. We must remember that we too are a part of the world - the living body of the earth. And if we neglect to care for ourselves, then what chance do we really stand of tending to the outer world in any meaningful way?