How to Beat Winter Blues With Exercise

Whenever it snows my skier friends get all excited. But some people, like me, just get the winter weather blues. We all know exercise helps beat depression, but having to dig your car out in a blizzard is sure a handy excuse to ignore the gym, and curl up on the couch instead. Sometimes winter […]

How to Cope When Your Spouse is Depressed

Living with a depressed spouse can be extremely stressful for the partner and other family members. Communication is impacted, the couple’s social life suffers, and feelings of satisfaction with the marriage decrease. Here are fifteen ways to cope and keep your sanity and bearings when your spouse is depressed: 1.  Know what you’re dealing with. […]

How to Help Someone Who Is Feeling Depressed

It is very hard for those who have never suffered a depressive episode to truly understand how debilitating this state of mind can make the sufferer feel. From the outset it can seem as though the sufferers life is so perfect. You may even think ‘how can this person possibly be depressed with how successful, […]

Beat Depression by Writing Your Own Story

Does your depression have a story? When we’re depressed, it can feel like we are stuck in mud. We may think we feel nothing. Yet, unable to move, all the anger, sadness, and frustration that lay beneath our depression are still there with us, with nowhere to go… unless we write them down. You don’t […]

How To Feel Better In Fifteen Minutes

Life can sometimes get on top of you and make you feel as if you have no hope and as a result you can start to feel depressed and powerless. But you may be feeling depressed but you are not powerless. If you want to begin to feel better then first you need to just […]

Maintaining Peace in a Chaotic World

Have you noticed that the world seems to be more chaotic than ever? Just turn on the TV or open a web browser and see how quickly you’re bombarded with negativity. Violence, hunger, poverty, terrorism. These are just some of the global issues we’re compelled to ponder on a daily—sometimes hourly—basis. How is it possible […]

How Can Natural Remedies Help Overcome Depression

There are several natural health remedies available that can help you overcome depression. The common signs of depression include a change in your sleeping pattern, loss of concentration, and extreme emotions. Although depression can make you feel hopeless, there are several natural remedies that can restore your health and happiness. One natural depression remedy is […]

Form a Habit of Forgiveness to Beat Depression and Stress

If you are depressed or under stress, does the mention of forgiveness sound like old news? Do you think, yeah I did that, and I still feel under siege? Well, what we all sometimes forget is that forgiveness is not a onetime remedy. One good bout of forgiving our past does not inoculate us against […]

How Great Stories Help Heal Depression and Stress

One of the side effects of anxiety, stress, and depression, is the vague feeling that we can’t fix whatever is bothering us, because we don’t really know what it is. People may ask “what are you depressed about,” and we want to scream that it’s not about anything. It just is. But we don’t have […]

Talking Yourself Up: A First Step Out of Depression

If you’ve battled depression for a while, and feel you’ve really made progress toward consistently feeling better, there still can be days when it just hits you by surprise. These are not days to give up or give in. Experiencing waves of depression does not mean you have failed somehow in the conquer depression game. […]