Depression Recovery – It is possible for you?

Depression Recovery – Is it possible for you? Last week I shared with you that my new book about my depression recovery had gone to be formatted and was almost ready for Prime Time.  This week, I can tell you it is published and up on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback!  While this has been a journey for me and I am proud to have reached the finish line, I’m most excited about the difference the book has the … Continue reading

10 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression

10 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression Although some health organizations maintain there is no link to depression and increased suicide rates at holiday time, many people do experience sadness and amplified loneliness at this time of year. It’s important to realize there are some simple things you can do to help yourself feel better whether it’s holiday time or any other time of the year that your mood is feeling challenged.  Here are 10 tips for avoiding holiday depression: Spend … Continue reading

Coping with Holiday Depression

Coping with Holiday Depression It’s not always “the most wonderful time of the year”.  In fact, for many and for a variety of reasons, coping with holiday depression can be pretty challenging.  Depression is a huge problem at any time of the year, but at holiday season, it can be particularly painful. This is the time of year when the marketing and advertising media tell us we should be skipping through the snow with our loved ones, getting excited over … Continue reading

Sticky: Did you ever want to write a book?

Did you ever want to write a book? Many years ago, I wanted to write a book…specifically a mystery book.  Mysteries were always a favorite read for me, and I had a great ending in mind.  The trouble was, I couldn’t come up with a beginning or a middle, so I abandoned the project rather quickly. In recent years, the thought returned to me as I have been looking for ways to share my accidental recovery from chronic depression with … Continue reading

What Processed Food Tastes Like and How We Got Here

What Does Food Taste Like to Us, and How Did We Get Here? Yesterday I was food shopping, which I actually love to do.  My challenge was to find some sun dried tomatoes as my favorite brand seems to have vanished for the moment.  My usual brand has olive oil and not much else which I love.   It seemed everything I picked up had some kind of oil I won’t eat or sugar in it.  In fact, why would you … Continue reading

How to Get Started with Healthy Eating

How to Get Started with Healthy Eating I thought it might be helpful to share some ideas for substitutions for your favorite processed foods to illustrate how to get started with healthy eating.  I’m very respectful of how hard it is to change eating habits as the big food companies design their “food” to be addictive and hard to resist. We make clean eating promises to ourselves, and they might last a few days.   Then the cravings for bread, sugar, … Continue reading

New York State Law Mandates Mental Health Education

New York State Law Mandates Mental Health Education I was running an errand yesterday and was listening to NPR while I was driving. The discussion was about a new law in New York State that requires mental health education in school curriculum.  They definitely had my attention. Did you know that among teens and young adults, suicide is second only to car accidents as the number one cause of death?  Stunning!  Also, they said that one in five teens will … Continue reading

What Does “Glyphosate” Mean to You?

What does “glyphosate” mean to you? Let me ask that another way…If you found out you were eating the key ingredient in the week killer Roundup (known as glyphosate), would you care? I hope the answer is yes.  If you are eating many common breakfast cereals and bars, then you are ingesting glyphosate with your morning meal. I want to share with you an article I read today.  In it the author, Arman Azad of CNN writes: “In August, a jury … Continue reading

Perseverance…in diet and in life…it’s everything

Perseverance The topic of this post is a bit different than what I usually share.  I want to address the topic of perseverance and share a recent personal story. Perseverance relates to all aspects of our lives including health and healthy eating.  Staying on track with the best food choices is not always the easiest or the most popular way to go.  I speak from personal experience as this weekend I attended a family event with great food, not all … Continue reading

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and the Magic Elixir!

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and the Magic Elixir! Confession time…this has been a process for me, and I’m still working on it. One thing that I love that has been easy for me to incorporate into my daily routine is apple cider vinegar. And not just any apple cider vinegar; organic apple cider vinegar. I often enjoy what I call an “elixir”. I make it partly because I really like it, and partly because I know it’s good for me! … Continue reading