Posts Tagged ‘depression’

Steps to take When Going Through Divorce

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

There are six traits that will keep the odds in your favor as you go through divorce. Please read:

http://linkd.in/zP9Y5n

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I’m Not Good Enough

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

The bottom line for everyone is “I’m not good enough.” It’s only a thought, and a thought can be changed.

–Louise L. Hay

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Postpartum Depression in Urban Areas

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

According to article mothers living in urban areas with more than 500,000 residents are at higher risk for postpartum depression.

 

http://bit.ly/1b9Izla

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Pulling Through to the Lighter Side

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

It’s difficult  to smile when you really just want to cry but it helps heal your heart and mind if you do. Turning a tear into a smile can lift you and keep your spirit from breaking.

As hard as it is, if you are blue and down, find something to do that brings you joy. Read a book, watch a tv show you know makes you smile, go to a movie, or play with your pet.  Remember that your child who loves you can’t wait to see your smile.

After you have a setback, suffer a loss, or receive bad news, do your best to allow time to pull through to the lighter side; let it happen.

A New Relationship on the Heels of an Old One

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Sometimes people leave one relationship and before you know it, have entered a new one. Being barely out of one relationship and then sliding into a new one is a slippery slope to climb. It’s hard to be emotionally available for a new partner when there hasn’t been enough time to move past the old one.

Where is the breathing room? What happens to the time it takes to think and heal?

It may be uncomfortable to be without a partner but feeling your way along–alone for awhile is not a bad thing. It takes time patience and a willingness to face loss in order to heal. There isn’t a need to bring another person into the picture to help you through the process. A new relationship partner just adds another layer you’re not ready for. Any new person you meet may wonder why you even find it necessary to start something new so soon.

Healing happens over time. Rushing into new relationships postpones healing.

It doesn’t matter if the relationship left was the world’s worst—healing is still necessary.

It doesn’t matter if the relationship was loveless—there still needs to be time to understand why you were there.

Consider the time you spend without a relationship as an investment in you. Healing makes us stronger and wiser. We grow, develop, and learn from each person that comes into our lives. Friends and family can be of great help after a breakup. They can provide companionship and help you stabilize as you move forward on your own.

Whether the relationship you left lasted a month, six months, a year or ten, the time and effort you put into your healing will provide you with peace and well being down the road.

Fear of Leaving Your House

Monday, March 4th, 2013

If you fear leaving your house to go out in public know that many people have this fear. It’s okay to be afraid but don’t let that fear win out. Don’t  say, I can’t do it because I’m afraid. Say, I’m afraid but I know it’s not good for me to stay in my house so I’m going to get out. The effort that it takes to leave is worth it. If you are depressed try this–get up, open the front door, and walk outside. Look up at the sky, look down at the ground. Take a breath. Being outside is so helpful when it comes to reframing the way you feel. It is a simple yet very effective way to feel better.

If physical pain or depression prevents you from leaving your home combat it. See your physician, mental health specialist, or another professional you trust. As long as you have the ability or have another person who can help you leave your home you will increase your quality of life by doing so.

The following site may be of help to you:  http://bit.ly/iUVY1C

Scarring from Emotional Abuse

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Emotional abuse cuts to the core of anyone who has been a recipient. The worst thing a person can do is deny its existence yet it can take a long time to realize you actually are being abused. This abuse is a drain on your emotional mental and physical health. Please read:  http://bit.ly/12nm5fR

If you feel you are dealing with this type of abuse recognizing and then acknowledging it to yourself are huge first steps. Finding a support group online or in your community will help you gain strength as you move forward. Don’t allow another person to silence your voice. The link above gives you information as well as a resource.

Cheerful & Happy

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

“I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”

Martha Washington

Do you think this still applies today?

Overcoming Depression

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Please click on link below:

http://bit.ly/WQsslz

 

Brain Stress

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

In the past I’ve written about relationship stress on the brain. Ongoing stress from any source causes overload on the brain. This link takes you to an article that focuses on brain stress topics:

How Your Brain Responds to Stress

Stress and Noise

Stress and Memory

Gender Responses to Stress

Impact of Stress Studies

http://bit.ly/bQhkqX