Tag: Depression

ASSUMING MAKES AN A*S…(REPOST)
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ASSUMING MAKES AN A*S…(REPOST)

“Before you ‘assume’, try this crazy method called asking.” -Unknown The year is 2000. I’m in high school. The bell has rung and I’m about to go from choir class to Spanish class. Spanish class has two textbooks which my teacher, Mr. Brown, uses interchangeably. Unfortunately, I’m not sure which one is needed for that…

MINDFULNESS REBOOT
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MINDFULNESS REBOOT

“Mindfulness isn’t difficult. We just need to remember to do it.” -Sharon Saltzberg In previous articles, I’ve discussed how a state of mindfulness is not just a mental or psychological exercise. Done properly, it can also have a number of physical benefits as well. After writing that article, I got a couple of questions asking…

INSIDE ANXIETY
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INSIDE ANXIETY

“Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” -Traditional Proverb What is anxiety beyond the usual textbook definition? A friend of mine once said it felt like her “body, mind and soul were on a perpetual rollercoaster of fear, violent shivering and a…

ACCEPTANCE IS NOT DEFEAT
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ACCEPTANCE IS NOT DEFEAT

Accepting is NOT defeat, it’s adding layers of intimacy with the universe or higher power and getting more acquainted with them. -Kyle Higgins, Mental Health Counselor Does acceptance of something that didn’t go your way a form of defeat? This is something my counselor and I recently talked about in a grueling session. For new…

HITTING ROCK BOTTOM
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HITTING ROCK BOTTOM

“Hitting rock bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.”  -Michelle Parsons Is there actually such a level as rock bottom? Or is it just an expression?  By definition, hitting rock bottom is losing everything possible to the extent that ascension of any kind is ostensibly impossible.

CONFUSION                               “MEDICAL REASONS WE FEEL CONFUSED, A SYMPTOM OF DEMENTIA”
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CONFUSION “MEDICAL REASONS WE FEEL CONFUSED, A SYMPTOM OF DEMENTIA”

OUR DAILY WISDOM WORD TODAY IS CONFUSION.  WHY DO WE FEEL CONFUSED, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT INVOLVES MAKING A DECISION?  IS EXPERIENCING CONFUSION OFTEN, A SIGN OF AN UNDERLYING CONDITION MEDICALLY OR PSYCHOLOGICALLY?  SOMETIMES, EXPERIENCING CONFUSION IS PERFECTLY NORMAL, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE HAVE TO MAKE A TOUGH CHOICE!  THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT ANSWERS TO A PROBLEM…

PLOWING THROUGH
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PLOWING THROUGH

If we believe tomorrow will better, we can bare a hardship today. -Thich Nhat Hanh If you’re a member of this site and have read some of my previous articles, you’ll notice several of them stressing on focusing on the bright side. You’ll also notice articles that stressing on displaying gratitude for the smaller things…