Expunging The Worries

Worrying is just a fact of life for me. It’s like my job, it’s what I do. Last week I even had a trip to the ER for the start of an ulcer thanks to all the worrying I do. I worry well and hard. I do my job well. I worry about everything. Will we have a home next month (even though realistically I know we will)? Will we have food? Will we have clothing for the winter? Will we be able to pay our bills (especially since I have no income) and keep the wolves at bay? Will Scott love me even when I have a few bad days in a row?...more

What to do When You Don't Know What to Do

Do you ever wonder what to do?Do you ever feel directionless?Have you ever gone through a time in your life when you didn't see a way?I have. Many times.It wasn't fun....more

Anxiety may expedite the onset of Alzheimer's

Oh, great. Now those of us with anxiety of yet another thing to worry about. A new study says that people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who have anxiety can further increase their risk of cognitive decline and even speed up the onset of Alzheimer's.In addition, there's mounting evidence that late-life depression could add to the risk of Alzheimer's.So how bad is the anxiety issue? According to this research from Canada, anxiety in MCI patients increased the risk of Alzheimer's by up to 135%. Yikes! ...more

One Day At A Time!

Good for you for continuing to fight. One day at a time is a very good mantra. I'll be sending ...more

Stale Thinking: A Path to Discontentment and Depression

How often do you say to yourself, “I should…” or “I wish I hadn’t…” or even, “How could you…?”I did that plenty for several decades. I still do that some, but thankfully, not as often....more

A Fast Track to the Holiday Blues

The end of Daylight Savings Time has just ushered in shorter days and early darkness. More people suffer with depression during this time of year than any other. I don’t believe it’s because their condition is any different now, but that they are more aware of their circumstances....more

Exhausted but can't sleep? Dieting but can't lose weight?

The culprit that is causing exhaustion and weight gain may be your adrenal glands.These little glands that sit on top of your kidneys produce hormones such as adrenaline, cortisol and DHEA, which help our body adapt to stress, triggering the “fight or flight” response....more

Pro-Actively Beat the Winter Blues - Part 5

We have been discussing ways to pro-actively beat the winter blues. Maintaining good sleep hygiene, getting physical exercise, and engaging in social interaction are all helpful in combating the blues. Today I’d like to focus less on the physical aspect, and consider the spiritual....more

Inside Scoop: The Trick to Happiness

The trick to being happy is knowing how to manage unhappiness.I see all the blog posts, the lists of the ten things happy people do everyday, the five things happy people do before they wake up, the seventy secrets to happiness. I don't even bother looking at them. I already do all the stuff they say. It doesn't matter....more

Pro-Actively Beat the Winter Blues - Part 4

Shorter days, darker skies, and colder temperatures often rob us of our emotional equilibrium and can throw us into the pit with the winter-time blues. Do not be tempted to buy into the lie that there is nothing you can do about it....more