hi ashhealed. sometines, well for me anyway, i had to be lost to be found, remember that life is for living, with good and bad days. becoming insular and delving deep into academic work is good, but at what cost? remember that sun comes up, and that world is happening. i have learn't from some beautiful people here at hw to stay in the moment. the past is that, the here is now and the future is an ongoing process. time to smell the roses, yes i am an academic also, a friend, a neighbuor too. i have my good and bad days too, albeit i do escape from my desk a lot, as i have committements, friends and neighbours too see, my house, my dog, family etc. i am far from perfect, but balance to creating a harmonious life is key in my book. sometimes we are tested hard, as you have, keep strong in your beleif. with compassion. jamie
dx, mdd, severe borderline personality disorder.