While depression makes hopelessness, despair, and emptiness the prime filters through which those who suffer from it view the world, there are ways to ignite and expand a sense of hope. This life coach has 4 simple solutions to combat depression and lift your spirits.
COPING WITH DEPRESSION
Life coach and psychotherapist Ashley Seeger tells the story of her depression, years of medication and how quitting wheat finally cured her depression and improved her marriage.
The buzz in therapy circles in April 2012 concerned a New York Times article written by a NYC psychotherapist, Jonathan Alpert, who inflates his credentials and bashes long-term treatment and the therapists who provide it. He implies that long-term therapy is only for severe psychological disorders—and he doesn't consider depression and anxiety to be severe issues.
It’s the holiday season, but maybe gratitude is the last thing you’re feeling. Maybe you or your family is going through a really rough time right now, like the aftermath of Newton, Hurricane Sandy or other tragedy. Maybe you’re alone, or even more ironic, feeling lonely in the middle of family and friends.
So, if you’re facing being alone and dining solo on the biggest family feast day of the year, what’s the answer to that “What to eat for Thanksgiving” question?” 1. Get away? Contrary to some “expert” advice saying ”never eat alone,” a little solitude and self-nurturing, including solo dining, could be just what the doctor ordered. If you can manage it, maybe gifting yourself with a pampering weekend away could be a great recharge.
To: Letter to Me From: Myself Re: Thanksgiving Alone Date: November 22 Hi there, Yea, I’m here. I know. It’s Thanksgiving, and I’m……well, I could say I’m just checking my email here for a minute before the family gets here….or I had to jump online to check on the tweaks for that special cranberry recipe. Or, believably, I could be sending a couple of email
Diwali is an unusual religious celebration in that it is a festival for Sikhs, Hindus, Jains and some Buddhists. Each of these religions has their own particular take on the festival. This holiday is characterized as the festival of lights. The light is to welcome and guide the richness and wealth into their lives for the new time that will come. The light is also part of closing out old books, including t
The following five new alternative treatments have virtually no negative side effects and can bring a surprisingly speedy recovery. If you already have a therapist, you might ask him or her to investigate learning these techniques to use with you. Some of the techniques you can do yourself.
A new Australian study, published in the Journal of Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, shows mothers and fathers are equally likely to experience postnatal depression after the birth of their baby. Men show different signs of depression than women do. While men tend to process anger more externally, women tend to process depression more internally. You could miss the symptoms unless you read on.
When someone is depressed, they feel like there is nothing in the world that can make things better. When someone seeks help from a mental health professional, they are looking for something that is going to make it better. Whether this is medication or some type of inner discovery, there is still usually something missing. When someone is depressed it may be harder for them to tap into the discovery of themselves.
I've never been a fan of statistics. They can serve as interesting fodder at a cocktail party but the information never accounts for variances, under-reporting and a host of issues behind the scenes that never get revealed. That being said, when you begin to examine the numbers of those struggling with depression, you start to see that this is truly a national (and even global) issue. The Center for Disease Control notes that one in 10 Americans will be affected, but this doesn’t account for how this insidious disease impacts the rest of the sufferer’s world. When a spouse, family member, friend or colleague is clinically depressed, the effect reverberates throughout their entire nucleus. What do you do, if you are at the center of the storm, watching your partner or loved one plummeting into a sea of despair?