Depression

Depression

  • Meditation & Depression
    Alternative Medicine,  Depression,  Healthy Living

    Meditation and Depression

    Depression is a huge problem all around the world, so today I want to explore meditation and depression. More than 264 million people globally suffer some form of depression according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 2020 In 2015, about 16.1 million US adults had at least one major depressive episode in the past year 11% of adolescents have a depressive disorder by age 18 Women are 70% more likely than men to have depression and about 12 million women in the United States experience clinical depression each year Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world (WHO, 2020) Depression is a mental health diagnosis where certain symptoms…

  • Healthy Productivity and Personal Growth
    Depression,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Self Improvement

    Healthy Productivity and Personal Growth

     “In order to be knowledgeable in these changing times, we must pursue a constant program of self-improvement, a never-ending journey into new fields of knowledge and learning.” – Og Mandino Healthy productivity and personal growth can take many forms. These forms and focuses will change during our lives depending upon goals we set and challenges we experience along the way. Paramount for me, on more than one occasion, personal growth showed up in the form of healthy eating; first when I was twenty-eight years old and then again in 2012. When I wanted to write a post on healthy productivity and personal growth, I decided to invite a few friends…

  • Keep Self-Talk Positive
    Depression,  Self Improvement

    Don’t be Mean to You! 5 Tips for Keeping Your Self-Talk Positive

    There are things we do (or should do) every day without thinking. We need to be brushing our teeth and drinking enough water. We know it’s in our best interest to eat healthfully and make time to exercise. If we’re really on task, we might also be doing something to expand our minds or work toward a specific goal. We should also make every effort to keep self-talk positive. Consider this: of everything in your day, what would you say is the single most important thing you do? Chances have you answered something to do with sleeping properly or taking care of your physical health. Believe it or not, there’s…

  • different types of inflammation
    Clean Eating,  Depression,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Heart Health,  Weight

    Are You on Fire? What are the Different Types of Inflammation?

    These days we hear so much about inflammation.  Avoid it, reduce it, don’t do things that inflame your body and your mind.  But, what exactly is inflammation, what are the different types of inflammation, is it truly harmful to our health, and if so, why is it so harmful? Very simply put, inflammation is the body’s reaction to infection or tissue damage. Our bodies respond the invader to send agents to the offended/damaged site in an effort to eliminate the problem and to heal your body. Inflammation in its true and intended form is a good thing; in fact, it is a protective mechanism design to protect you and save…

  • Coffee, Depression and Parkinson's
    Clean Eating,  Depression,  Self Improvement

    Beat Anxiety

    Would you like to beat anxiety ?  Let’s face it. A certain amount of anxiety is a normal part of life. Extreme anxiety or feeling anxious for no reason can be devastating though. If you experience insomnia, tiredness, headaches, inability to calm yourself down or reason with yourself and/or a number of other maladies, you may be a candidate for some natural remedies to help you get your life back. There is some good news though! Be sure to read to the bottom of the post where I reveal a surprising discovery I recently made that’s helping my stress level. The following natural remedies to help you beat anxiety: Passionflower –…

  • Depression

    The Positive Effects of Vitamin D on Mood

    The Positive Effects of Vitamin D on Your Mood  If you struggle with bouts of sadness or depression, I have good news for you. There may be a simple solution to help you feel more uplifted and more positive. Studies have shown a link between vitamin D deficiency and mood. Vitamin D is a vitamin your body actually doesn’t store. Each day you need a source of it or you will become deficient, and the odds are pretty good that deficiency will have a negative effect on your health, both mental and physical. The good news is that getting enough vitamin D each day is relatively easy. The Vitamin D…

  • Depression,  Self Improvement

    Are You Ready for the New Normal?

    Are you ready for the new normal? I’m not going to wait for everything to be back to normal. The old normal is gone, and in its place will be a new normal filled with challenges as well as tremendous opportunity for those willing to embrace it. The world has shifted dramatically in a speed of light sort of time. For the past five years, I’ve been learning and writing so I could share the changes I’ve been able to manifest in my own life with as many others as possible. That time has come, and I’m ready, are you? While this is very serious and often frightening, we still…

  • Depression,  Healthy Eating

    Eat to Beat the Blues

    Eat to Beat the Blues Is it possible to change your mood by changing your food? Can you eat to beat the blues?  I mean can you really affect a significant change? My answer would be a resounding “yes” as I am living proof that you can absolutely do this! That is why I teach and write and now have a membership website devoted to guiding and helping people do what I did more than six years ago. I “disappeared” the chronic depression that had plagued my life for decades, and I lost twenty pounds. I did it accidentally in just a few months. So how do you eat to…

  • Depression

    Food and Depression – They Are Related!

    Food and Depression Recently, my sister sent me an article from the Wall Street Journal on food and depression that is so good, I just had to share it with you. From personal experience, I have known for years that food and depression are related.  That’s how I “disappeared” my own decades long struggle with it; I changed my diet. In this article, titled, “The Food That Helps Battle Depression”, Elizabeth Bernstein says in part: …later this month in Los Angeles at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting, researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago will present results from their research that shows that elderly adults who eat…

  • Coffee, Depression and Parkinson's
    Depression

    Coffee May Lower Your Risk for Depression and Parkinson’s Disease

    Coffee May Lower Your Risk For Depression and Parkinson’s Disease Coffee, depression and Parkinson’s…I love coffee, but have not been drinking it much for quite a while now.  Part of my “clean eating” regimen. I recently read however, that coffee and other caffeinated beverages are believed to decrease your risk of depression. This was according to a research study published in the journal Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. I also read where coffee may reduce your risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease and may actually help with suppressing symptoms if you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Because my father lived and died with Parkinson’s Disease, I am acutely aware…