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Conquering Loneliness During The Holidays!

Taking a drive through town you can’t miss that it’s all aglow with everyones unique version of Christmas decorating. Be it Christmas trees glowing in living rooms, twinkling orbs of color along roof lines, yards sprouting with every kind of lighted blow-ups imaginable, it truly takes on the image of a winter wonderland! And yet,...

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YOUR SMARTPHONE AND YOU — Is It Time To Take Control?

Two blogs ago I wrote about being   “Anxiously Overwhelmed.“  At the time I had somewhat of an information overload that led me into writing last months blog titled      “Social Media And Our Emotions.“ Well, it appears that I still had some information that I wanted to share that I felt would round out the...

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR EMOTIONS — MAYBE IT’S TIME TO LOG OFF!

Do you feel stressed, anxious, depressed, sad, angry, or overwhelmed on a regular basis? Do you know why? Can you point to a specific circumstance in your life that would explain the, “Why” of your feelings? If not, then I have a question I would like to ask you. The question might surprise you but...

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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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