Archive For The “Depression” Category

Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Postpartum Depression

By | January 15, 2015

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Depression often feels like hopelessness and a gray fog that seems to settle in on the mind and hearts of many individuals. Most people that are depressed rarely have a good understanding of the kinds of depressions that they may be experiencing. Being disappointed, down, or sad due to an unpleasant or difficult situation in […]

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Sunshine and Depression: What You Need To Know

By | January 1, 2015

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Were you aware that an absence of sunlight could cause depression? Well, a lack of of sunlight and getting out can lead you to begin to form unhealthy thoughts. Your mind and body both require vitamin D to operate properly, so if you remain cooped up all the time in your office or home then you will certainly not […]

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5 Tips If You Are Alone For The Holidays

By | December 6, 2014

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Being alone does not have to mean you feel lonely. You can have an enjoyable holiday season, even if you are alone. Holidays are a time when we share and give love, and often people who are alone during this time can unfortunately end up feeling depressed when they do not have people with whom […]

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How To Overcome Obsessive Compulsive Behavior, OCD

By | November 22, 2014

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What is OCD? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a pattern of thinking that leads individuals to have unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and to repeat certain behaviors (compulsions) over and over while battling to stop them. Most people have routines and habits that are a part of their everyday lives, but people that battle OCD patterns in thinking and […]

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‘I’m Having A Baby & I Don’t Feel Happy? – Depression During Pregnancy

By | November 6, 2014

Most women have anticipated this moment since they were young. The time has finally come, and you are pregnant, an expectant mother of a yet to be born child. The difficultly though, for some mothers they find they are unhappy and depressed while pregnant. For some, they just can’t seem to shake the blue feeling […]

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Look Where You Want To Go : Keep Showing Up!

By | August 26, 2014

                            She did 31 full Ironman’s before she won one of them. She won the Ultraman 6.2 mile swim, 260 mile bike, and double marathon 52.4 mile run, she is Hillary Biscay. “Look where you want to go, keep showing up … you’ll […]

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Overcoming Depression : Finding Hope

By | August 15, 2014

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The recent media attention and tragic loss of actor Robin Williams, one of the most remembered actors of all time, has raised significant discussion around mental health in America. I think of one of his films, Goodwill Hunting, albeit intense, is one of my personal favorites something that’s had a significant impact on my thinking […]

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Telling Your Story: Finding Wholeness & Meaning

By | May 7, 2014

Our memories from the past and the stories we tell are the threads that make up the tapestry of our lives and give our existence meaning. Millions of moments, all stitched together one thread at a time, form a large mosaic we call our life. Each person is weaving their own story, their own narrative. Each […]

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Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Exercise: Natural Healing And Balance

By | October 11, 2012

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Jessica was a busy mother in her forties. She was of average build and loved her neighborhood and church relationships. Yet she was at the end of her rope. Jessica had been experiencing panic attacks for the past three years. The first time it occurred she was out running errands and while shopping for groceries […]

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Worthiness: A Key To Overpowering Depression

By | April 26, 2010

I was at a conference for therapists last week and listened to various workshops put on by therapists presenting on their counseling with people in conjunction to what they are finding helps people heal based on research. Let me tell you about one such topic was given by Brene’ Brown, a therapist I came to […]

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