Why Donate?

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” — by Stephen Grellet, 1773-1855 (French-born Quaker Minister)

Why donate? Simple: Like most people, I need to eat, pay my mortgage and the electric bill, and buy cat food for my two rescue cats, Titan and Tahoe, among other expenses. This is work I can do without getting too stressed out and still take care of myself. I have found that working in traditional job situations exacerbates my depression and anxiety and causes PTSD flare-ups. Additionally, providing something of value to other depressives helps me make sense of my own struggles with depression.

If the information and inspiration on this blog have helped you or someone you love and you’d like to make a donation to ensure that this work can continue, please use one of the options below. The amount you donate is entirely up to you. (Just $10.00 buys a 40-pound box of kitty litter that lasts a month!)

To make a donation via PayPal, credit card, or e-check, please click the button below:

Thank you for your support, encouragement, and participation!

P.S. You will notice when you go to PayPal that the business name on the account says, “ALIVE! CareerLife Coaching.” This is the name of the business I attempted to start a number of years ago after my psychiatrist told me that I needed a less stressful career than working for a major tech company as a staff software engineer and technical writer. However, at the time my depression was so severe that I was not able to launch and grow a successful business. This blog is my first foray back into the world of professional work after being sick for so many years.


2 responses to “Why Donate?

  1. Margaret Matson
      Attacking Anxiety

    by Lucinda Bassett would be a great source for depression. Full of wonderful techniques and resources. Also, very upbeat. Her course helped me a lot and I have shared it with many people who were fighting anxiety, depression, stress, etc. She helps you to take control of your thoughts and thus to take control of your life. She and her staff have experienced these problems and have taken control of their lives.

    • Hi, Margaret, thanks for the suggestion! I will definitely look into “Attacking Anxiety.” Sounds really useful. Hope you are doing well. Feel free to share any other suggestions you have for books and other resources.

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