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

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

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

Daylight and Depression…are you affected by the days getting shorter?

What about Daylight and Depression…The Days are Getting Shorter… Is there a link between daylight and depression? The days are getting shorter; are you finding yourself less energetic?  More apt to go home and get in your jammies, plop on the sofa and turn on the TV? If you are, you’re not the only one.  Many of us struggle with feeling less energetic, a bit blue and some of us get downright depressed when the seasons change, and we don’t … Continue reading

Sadness or Depression

Sadness or Depression Many of us who struggle with depression wonder if we are truly dealing with sadness or depression. There is a difference.  With depression, many aspects of our lives can be affected.  They included sleep patterns, inability to sleep, changes in eating patterns and habits, disinterest in things that you used to enjoy and so on. Sadness can be a normal part of life, and people who are not depressed are sad from time to time.  We are … Continue reading