Announcement: I Accidentally Discovered I Could Treat Depression with Food

I Accidentally Discovered I Could Treat Depression with Food If you’ve ever wanted to live large and make a difference, what I am writing here will speak to you. I accidentally discovered I could treat depression with food and felt strongly I had an important story to tell. I’ve made a decision not to live from fear, but to live from a place of openness so I can reach more people and attempt to help more people with their health … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Do you dread the fall season?

I used to dread the fall season.  But I don’t any longer. For decades I lived with chronic depression that would get much worse as fall set in. I didn’t know it then, but I was dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD.  It affects many people, and if fall and winter send you into a downward spiral of depression, you may be affected by it as well.  I’ll share a couple of tools I used while I … Continue reading

Exercise and Mental Health – another tool to combat depression

3 Best Types of Exercise for Mental Health Exercise and mental health…exercise doesn’t just make you physically fit; it also helps you be mentally fit, so it’s very important not to underestimate the benefit of exercise when you’re dealing with the challenge of depression. Everyone knows how exercise can make your waistline smaller, make your heart healthier, etc. Very few people know just how crucial exercising is for your mental well-being. Just as there are certain exercises you can use … Continue reading

Symptoms of Depression – Do you struggle with any of these?

What are the Symptoms of Depression Because depression really challenges and colors your life, it can affect your emotions, your energy, sleep patterns, mental functions, etc. The first step is to ask yourself a few questions to determine if you are dealing with any of the symptoms of depression. Your emotions – While we all experience the occasional “off day”, prolonged feelings of sadness for no apparent reason are definitely not normal.  Life is admittedly an ongoing challenge, and events … Continue reading

Guide for Depression – Free for You…I Have Been There…

Admitting Depression and a Free Focus Guide for Depression… When you’re dealing with depression, understanding what you’re dealing with and having a few things you can do to help yourself feel better are really important.  As a former sufferer of chronic depression, I put together a Free Focus Guide for Depression to help you do things today that will help you begin to feel better tomorrow. One of the things I’ve had to do in order to help others is to open … Continue reading