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Anxiously Overwhelmed! — Why Can’t I Make a Decision

In a fit of exasperation have you ever blurted out, “My brain hurts?” Well, I have! It’s usually when I am confronted with having to make a decision and I can’t quite zero in on the solution or answer because of all the thoughts and possibilities swirling around in my head. Our days are filled...

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DEPRESSION CAN AFFECT ANYONE – BUT SO CAN TREATMENT!

This will be my last in a series of blogs that I have been writing on depression. It will be centered on male and older adults depression. If you or someone you love is experiencing this condition I hope you will find in todays blog information that will help you to recognize the signs and...

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WOMEN AND DEPRESSION

In my last blog on depression I addressed how depression affected children and young teens. I also pointed out the higher incidence of depression for girls after puberty. So, in todays blog, I want to further discuss that fact and focus on how depression affects women. YOUNG WOMEN (TEENS) Let me start out by talking...

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WHEN DEPRESSION TOUCHES CHILDREN

Last month I wrote about the struggle of living in the gray world of depression in a rather general way. We learned that depression can strike anyone regardless of age, background, socioeconomic status or gender. And even though within these groups some symptoms might be shared I would like to break the information down somewhat...

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The Gray Clouds of Depression

“It’s a struggle to do anything.” “Every part of my body feels like it weighs a thousand pounds.” “It’s so hard to feel happy about anything.” “I feel numb.” “I feel like a tiny gray dot in the corner.” “I can’t function at work because I can’t concentrate. I feel like I am just going...

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A Fresh Start For The New Year

  Wow! We are already half-way through January of 2017. I repeat, 2017. I find that incredible! I’m always amazed and somewhat nostalgic when the new year rolls around and we say, “Goodbye” to the previous year. Everyone approaches the new year with different feelings. To some, they might look back with regret or sadness of...

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The Expectation of being “Jolly” at Christmas

“Tis the season to be ___________, Fa la la la la, la la la la!” You will recognize that as a line from the first verse of the Christmas carol, “Deck the Halls.” You will also notice that I put a blank line in there. We all know it’s supposed to be filled with the...

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Be Thankful With Gratitude

In honor of this month being November when we celebrate “Thanksgiving” I thought what better topic to talk about than just that. Thanks giving, being grateful, gratitude. And how it can be beneficial to our emotional and physical well-being. “Thank You!” Two little words that can mean so much — or, maybe not. I would...

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The Changing Seasons of Our Emotions

Fall officially arrived on September 22 this year. With most schools starting right after Labor Day many people felt that was the day that fall started for them. But if you didn’t have any school age children you might have been able to stay in denial that summer was officially over because of the heat...

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When the anxiety starts to build

  Here is an exercise I believe you will find helpful....

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