When I ask the following question, what comes up for you? How do you show compassion for yourself? Being able to love ourselves, especially when feeling depressed, is critical to healing. Watch this video and then choose one way to show yourself compassion. It matters! You matter! … [Read more...] about Do You Have Compassion For YOU?
Yesterday I listened to a woman who spoke about increasing our capacity for energy. She cited a study where they were trying to determine which of three things would help people regain some energy during the late afternoon slump. The study wondered if drinking coffee, taking a walk, or expressing gratitude to someone would build energy. The results were startling: expressing gratitude to … [Read more...] about More Energy From Gratitude?
Here is a great video on potential causes to autoimmune disorders. It's great food for thought if you are in the beginning stages of figuring out root causes to depression/anxiety. It matters! … [Read more...] about Autoimmune Disease – Contributing to Depression?
Chaos. It's something that marks living on this planet. It's all around us. The question is whether or not we allow it to have the power or if we will exercise power over it. This morning I am feeling chaos--overwhelm at the dozens of thoughts circling in my mind. I can either wallow in this chaotic feeling or do something about it. I'm choosing to move to order. I choose to make a list of … [Read more...] about Chaos-Order-Creation
I came across this article about two years ago. It is as true now as it was then... 9 Things You Shouldn't Say to a Depressed Love One (and what to say instead) … [Read more...] about 9 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Depressed Love One (and what to say instead)
Somewhere at about the halfway point in my journey with depression, I realized that I should probably stop referring to the depression as "mine." I'm not sure where this idea came from; it just sort of showed up. I had this strong desire to detach myself from it. It was probably around this point that I began to really, truly feel that the depression was not really who I was. The effects from … [Read more...] about Words Have Power