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Weathering the Perfect Storm

Slump? I ain't in no slump... I just ain't hitting. ~ Yogi Berra ~
Edie Bailey: This is a hurricane coming straight at us! Melissa Brown: Let me reduce sails, Sandy, or even go back home. Alexander McAnally III: This is my boat. We're gonna ride this thing out, not for fun, for safety. Do what I've always done: go with the flow. ~ from the movie The Perfect Storm ~

A definition of The Perfect Storm: A particularly bad or critical state of affairs, arising from a number of negative and unpredictable factors. Some definitions of a Slump include: A period during which a person performs slowly, inefficiently, or ineffectively, especially a period during which an athlete or team fails to play or score as well as usual; to decline or deteriorate, as health, business, quality, or efficiency; to sink heavily, as the spirits; a decrease, decline, or deterioration. 
I believe a slump can be a simple mental issue that keeps stealing your focus or it can be a combination of mental and physi…

It should not surprise you when a clown tumbles.

It should not surprise you when a clown tumbles.

People are always so surprised to find out that someone who laughs or makes people laugh suffers from depression. Have you not heard the saying, “if I don’t laugh I will cry”? Besides, people get very good at answering “I’m fine/okay/pretty good, how are you?” And now the conversation has moved on to you and past the question.

This subject is periodically brought to the forefront when a famous person loses the battle with depression and takes their life; most recently Robin Williams. The fact of the matter is, people take their lives every day and it rarely makes the media or the real reasons are hidden due to the shame or misunderstanding of the condition. Every one of us knows of someone who is fighting or has fought this battle.

Some people are lucky enough to have one or two friends who, when they say “how are you?”, either you feel like you can answer honestly or they read you and say, “really, how are you today?” It is only when…