Well, well... It's been a hot minute then, hm? In my most recent email last September, I wrote that August/September always seem to be very busy, and months of great change for me. And they were! They were also the beginning of a severe depressive episode taking firm hold. But... I'm still here! What better installment to come back on than lucky #13?
Kurt and I are relaunching Fullstack Health soon. We've already recorded our relaunch episode, which addresses the unplanned hiatus and our individual experiences with depression.
This tweet thread on the "Unified Cutlery Theory" -- a series of metaphors used by people with a disability or chronic illness that explains the reduced amount of mental and physical energy available to complete day-to-day tasks.
My doctor tasked me with meditating every day. As part of that, I've started listening to an episode of the Meditation Minis podcast every night as I'm getting ready for bed. They're always around ten minutes long (which is about perfect for my evening routine) and I've really been enjoying them.
Working remotely I use Freedom to manage and block distractions. But working remotely also gets really isolating and lonely. Freedom has a feature to listen to coffee shop sounds, which I find comforting. This blog post has a lot of other great options as well.
I recently started back at a new crossfit gym, and am working with a nutrition coach. Starting to feel better, and optimistic about progress. I'm excited to share more about all of this on Fullstack Health.