It’s long been recognized that “keeping up with the Joneses” is a big part of what keeps us all running the “rat race.” Those may be outdated phrases these days, but the condition of unhealthy envy they describe is alive and well. It’s admittedly difficult to avoid noticing the outward appearances of your neighbor’s life—job, […]
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Some of my best ideas and most profound attitude adjustments come while I’m cycling or jogging. While jogging, I can actually run the gamut from thinking negatively about a problem, to being open to new possibilities, to actually coming up with a positive solution to my concerns — all during a few miles of physical […]
Depression in the modern day is changing. Sure it has the traditional components that we associate with depression. Sadness, restless sleep, withdrawal, irritability and lethargy still exist. But the explosion of technology in the last generation is unavoidable. And it is impacting “traditional” depression. Technical saturation can prevent mental down time and warp our thinking. […]
Suicide. For many of us, it is an uncomfortable topic to discuss. But ignoring this serious issue will not help improve it. By now, most of us are aware of the sobering increase in depression, anxiety and suicide rates in the United States. Depression will be the #1 health issue in the world in 2020 […]
When life doesn’t seem worth living, when there doesn’t seem any truth or joy or even answers in the world, the spiritual connection of faith provides a source of truth, joy, and answers outside of you.
As you work towards becoming stronger and more resilient in areas of your life, it’s important that you remember O’Toole’s Law. With that inescapable truth in mind, here are four areas where you will need to be particularly vigilant in the days ahead to ward off emotional exhaustion and stay strong.
The negative effects of emotional abuse can be overwhelming and debilitating. This can lead to a state of depression when the effects of the abuse compromise your ability to hope, cope, envision a future, and to find the strength to carry on each day. Without optimism, it is difficult to drown out many of the […]
A state of happiness is really a state of mind. It is a way of looking at the world and circumstances. One of the key components to this state of mind is learning to exercise optimism. In a pessimistic, negative world, this can be quite challenging. Undoubtedly, you have heard the adage about the difference […]
Just as we can be unaware of our routines, we can also let negative feelings or self-defeating thinking slip by unnoticed. You may occasionally notice them, but you will likely also have a list of reasons they belong there. Working through them is key to effective depression treatment.
Physical illnesses as well as physical conditions that may not be diagnosed or readily apparent can contribute to depression.
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