5 Ways to Overcome Depression as a Solopreneur

5 ways to Overcome Depression as a Solopreneur

In 2012 I attended a conference for entrepreneurs. It was at a ski resort in Lake Tahoe. The conference was filled with a lot of really smart and impressive business people. I can’t remember all of them, but it was a very open scene. Regardless of the level of “success” people had, everyone treated each other more or less as equals. I was just starting my second startup venture. I wanted to meet other founders and there were random encounters and opportunities to chat. During one meal I chatted with…

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Brazil Nuts, Tryptophan and Depression

If you suffer from depression, I feel for you. I can’t explain why some days I feel utterly immobile and lack any motivation… But seems to check the right boxes in terms of a depression questionnaire I took once. Supposedly eating 2-5 Brazil nuts per day can help depression. Brazil nuts are actually seeds from the Brazil nut tree and contain a lot of selenium (100 micrograms). Selenium is supposed to ease depression because people with lower levels of selenium have been known to have higher levels of anxiety, depression…

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Solopreneurship and Mental Health


Solopreneurship, or the process of leading yourself and working to solve interesting real world problems while making a business out of it, introduces specific stresses to an individual. The definition of mental health is a person’s condition with respect to their emotional and psychological well-being. As a solopreneur, your mental health can suffer… Depression in entrepreneurs is common. Indeed, being a solopreneur can make your mental health worse because talking to yourself may be your only form of therapy. Solopreneurship is a growing phenomenon… More and more people of all…

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