Forget Positive Thinking. These 3 Strategies Will Help Your Mood - And Your Life - Way More.

I know we are not meant to play favourites when it comes to emotions, but I do love joy. Fear, anger, sadness, surprise and disgust are so much harder to hold a space for, and our attempts to escape them, surrender to them, or simply manage them can overwhelm us during difficult times....more

Forget Positive Thinking. These 3 Strategies Will Help Your Mood - And Your Life - Way More.

I know we are not meant to play favourites when it comes to emotions, but I do love joy. Fear, anger, sadness, surprise and disgust are so much harder to hold a space for, and our attempts to escape them, surrender to them, or simply manage them can overwhelm us during difficult times....more

When You Don't Feel Like Alive Enough

Do you wake up in the morning and feel like your life has no purpose and you have no reason to get up? Do you feel like you are half alive and half dead? Emptiness, anxiety, depression, negative self-talk... all these things make you feel as if you have lost control over your life and there is no solution to it. Does it sound familiar to you? You are not alone. Many of us, especially sensitive souls, feel this way once in a while and it's crucial to know where to stop....more

5 Warning Signs To Recognize Depression.

What is depression? According to the website Psymplicity.com  depression is mental health disorder in which people feel like every day is clouded and full of feelings like deep anxiety, pessimism, and sadness....more

5 Tips For Managing Life With Depression

"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!"

Have you noticed lately that everyone is becoming more edgy and cranky? Last week, The New York Times ran a story by Claire Martin about a business that provides “Anger Rooms”, where people pay to take a bat and beat up TV’s and other “smashable” objects to release their repressed rage.This new idea for a business doesn’t surprise me much as I have been noticing, at an alarming rate of increase, that people behind the wheel of their cars, or just standing on line getting coffee are, at best, short fused....more

Day 7: Facing Depression

Inspirational Thought of the Day:At the heart of our recovery is a belief in the God who reshapes our hopes and expectations into His own. Scripture of the Day:Psalm 41:11“Why, my soul, are you downcast?Why so disturbed within me?Put your hope in God,for I will yet praise him,my Savior and my God....more

The day I find out I'm pretty depressed.

The first time, first blog and the day I found out I'm pretty depressed....more

When Your Friend Is Depressed

...And by "depressed," I mean clinically depressed – the sort that has no apparent reason and lasts for weeks or even months. Your friend is not just sad, but feeling hopeless, helpless, discouraged, defeated. even immobilized. She or he may not want to go anywhere or do anything that used to bring happiness. You may even detect a dullness – called "flat affect" – in the person's voice, a lack of animation, often combined with monosyllabic responses.What can you do to help your friend?...more

The 5 Stages of Depression

One of my depression triggers has been well and truly tripped and I am experiencing the long plunge downward. It's been quite a while since this has happened, but oh, how well I remember it.In the classical Five Stages of Grieving, depression is the fourth, right before acceptance. For me, in the Five (or however many) stages of depression, the first stage is (duh) depression. I guess the next four would be immobility, numbness, despair, and Total Meltdown....more
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