Have a Brave New Year for Living Well

Summoning up hope and resilience for living well in 2012 helps a lot more than the brief energy for a few resolutions. So my number one wish for you, for all of us dealing with depression, is to find a way to accept what comes, the good and the bad, and draw on it to heal from within.

I’d also like to thank you for all your support during the last year. Since the relaunching of Storied Mind in October, the number of you who visit has doubled. And the vast majority of you seem to find what you’re looking for and stick around.

Many of you tell your own stories and offer your hard-won insights. There are now more than 2500 comments, and they add incredible depth and richness to the site. I want to thank you for everything you’ve put into Storied Mind.

Drawing on your reactions and ideas, I’ll be adding new features in the coming weeks.

Starting in February, I’ll put out the newsletter weekly instead of twice a month. It will continue to offer new material not found on the blog, so I hope you’ll sign up, if you haven’t already done so.

There’s more to come, but I want first to check in with you about what you’d like to see in the coming year.

To do that, I’ll be posting simple polls during January. I hope you’ll take a moment to pick an item out of a choice of three or four in each one.

Thanks again, and here’s all my best to you for a good new year.

7 Responses to “Have a Brave New Year for Living Well”

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  1. Wendy Love says:

    “Summoning up hope and resilience for living well” sits with me so much better than resolutions. Thank you for putting it that way. I appreciate your writing style. You do not waste words. I have signed up for the newsletter and look forward to reading your insights. I have linked your blog to mine and hope you will drop by sometime and visit me and consider doing the same. May you also ‘have a brave new year for living well’.

    • John Folk-Williams says:

      Thank you, Wendy –

      I look forward to reading your blog. All my best for a great new year.


  2. Judy says:

    Wishing you a happy new year, too, John. Am looking forward to more frequent newsletters. I always enjoy your thoughtful writing and you have a knack for making us think! I’ve referred a few people to Storied Mind because I think there is so much great information and it’s also down-to-earth because you’re writing from your heart.

    • John Folk-Williams says:

      Thanks, Judy –

      Writing the blog is always most rewarding when folks like you respond with so much insight.

      All my best to you — John

  3. Deepak says:

    Wishing you a very happy new year too . Am a regular reader of your blog.
    I find comfort in your experiences and struggles, the struggle against personal demons that have haunted me since childhood.

  4. John Folk-Williams says:

    Hi, Deepak –

    Thank you for the good wishes and thank you also for being a regular reader of Storied Mind. I hope that you’ll be able to get rid of those demons before long.



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