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. […]

Relieve Stress and Depression by Moving Personal Boundaries

If you are under a lot of stress, does it ever seem like so many things are coming at you at once, that you feel all tied up and unable to move? Maybe you even lapse into depression as the only way to escape. Finding ways to untangle yourself from a few of life’s demands, […]

You Can Conquer Your Feelings Of Hopelessness

Have you ever felt hopeless in your life? Feelings of hopelessness arise when you start entertaining thoughts like saying these: “What’s the use of trying?” “I’ll never be happy in my life.”, “Nothing will ever work out.”, “The whole world is against me, it’s hopeless.” These feelings of hopelessness are much more aggravated when you […]

How to Relieve Stress and Depression by Learning to Forget

If you are struggling with stress or depression, or know someone who is, you may have heard the expression that you, or they, must “have a lot of baggage.” Of course any of us over the age of five has survived tons of unhappy moments, and some of us severe trauma or stress. But how […]

5 Ways To Help A Depressed Loved One

When a person is suffering the torment of a stressful, depressive or anxious episode, it can be so hard for loved ones and friends to connect with them. For the sufferer, the torment can be exacerbated because no one understands what they’re going through. Here’s 5 ways you can develop understanding so you can reach […]

Treating Depression With Self-Help

Some people say that depression feels like a black curtain of despair coming down over their lives. Many people feel like they have no energy and can’t concentrate. Others feel irritable all the time for no apparent reason. The symptoms vary from person to person, but if you feel “down” for more than two weeks, […]

Treating Depression- 8 Ways to Reduce Symptoms and Overcome Low Moods

Whether it’s the lack of mental energy and stamina, self-loathing, or sitting around the house vegetating, most depressed people find themselves falling into a hopeless rut. The good news is that with practice and discipline, you can reduce depression symptoms in just weeks by taking a few simple steps. By following these eight lifestyle adjustments, […]

Depression, Anxiety and Gluten: The Secret Link

Gluten has been in the news a lot the past couple of years. Depression and gluten, not so much. I stayed pretty much on the side of the skeptics, considering it yet another fad. Only a rare few people actually have celiac disease, for whom gluten is truly toxic. But a couple of weeks ago […]

Dealing With Depression

Many people will experience some form of depression in their lifetime. Depression can range anywhere from mild and short-term to very severe and debilitating. If you feel yourself suffering from any type of depression, the most important thing you can do is to seek help. There are several different types of depression. Major depression is […]