Month

November 2016
Does fear get in the way of your well-being and compromise your quality of life? An estimated 8.7 percent of Americans, or 19.2 million people, suffer from a specific phobia like glossophobia (fear of public speaking) or necrophobia (fear of death). Even if you don’t have a specific phobia, you can probably appreciate that feeling of fear...
I was moved by this poem by Derek Walcott, and thought I’d share it with you. The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger...
I’ve always been a huge believer in exercise for treating depression. If I skip even two days of working out, my mood begins to dip and I feel much more fragile. Exercise is the one piece in my recovery from depression that has never failed me. Even on my sickest days, a hard workout will...
We’ve been told since our first pimple arrived to look in the mirror and say, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and today is going to be a GREAT day, despite this mammoth zit on my chin” while plastering a fake grin on our face. Positive psychologists have force-fed us affirmations, telling us that the...
As I mentioned before, I will be sharing excerpts and quotes that have been helpful to me in rough patches. Feel free to share your own. This passage is from Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet. I came across it in The Mindful Way Through Depression. How could we forget those ancient myths...
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