Depression and Courage

depression and courage

Depression and Courage…Living with Depression Requires Courage Depression and courage – Living as a depressed person requires tremendous courage and tremendous energy.   Functioning on a daily basis and keeping up with a world that is not depressed is a challenge that is not for the faint of heart.  If you are depressed or think you may be struggling with depression, give yourself a break.  Yours is not an easy road, but it is one that is shared by many; … Continue reading

Depression – Side Effects of Antidepressants

Depression – Side Effects of Antidepressants I remember when I finally decided to get medical help for my depression.  It was after many years of denying that I was depressed.  I remember exactly where I was…it was on the deck of our house.  My husband was the one who finally said to me, “Aren’t you tired of being depressed?”  I called my doctor and began the process.  I had to talk to an LICSW (social worker) who then referred me … Continue reading

Exercise and Depression – Go for a hike!

Exercise and Depression – Go for a hike! After my first post on exercise and depression, I decided to take my own advice, get off the couch and move, but not right away… Today Rob said, “Do you want to go for a hike?”  I tend to be a more sedentary person by nature and really wanted to spend some free time sitting and crocheting a blanket I’m making for one of my nieces, so I considered the merits of taking … Continue reading

Exercise and Depression…it can help more than you think

Exercise and Depression When you’re depressed, sometimes it’s hard to get out of bed, nevermind even thinking about exercising! When you just want to pull the covers over your head and wait for tomorrow hoping it will be better, running around the block or heading for the gym are not top on your list of favorite things to do.  Exercise and depression…I think not… Ironically, when you’re depressed, you tend to want to do things that are not necessarily going … Continue reading

Vitamin D and Depression – the positive effect of vitamin D on your mood

Vitamin D and Depression…The Positive Effects of Vitamin D on Your Mood I just realized I ran out of Vitamin D which is what prompted this post.   As someone who struggled with depression for decades (please note the past tense used here), I am acutely aware of the effect that vitamin D plays on mood, sadness and depression. Studies have shown a link between vitamin D deficiency and mood. Vitamin D is a vitamin our body produces but does … Continue reading

Wild Shrimp with Mushroom and Scallions

Print Wild Shrimp with Mushrooms and Scallions Category: Recipes Ingredients I begin this recipe with a disclosure/confession…it was so good, we ate it all (I only made enough for two to see if it would be a keeper or not). In addition, I forgot to take a picture of it; this means I will make it again soon and post a photo for you! It was really quick and delicious! 1 large cluster oyster mushrooms, sliced 4 shitake mushrooms, sliced … Continue reading

Save money and eat healthy!

Save Money and Eat Healthy I’ve discovered how to make $4.99 previously frozen wild caught cod taste like fresh wild caught cod that sells for $10.99 or more! Interested?  Read on… It’s simple, and I wanted to be sure it wasn’t a fluke one-time thing before I shared it with you.  I’ve now done it a few times and am ready to pass on the info and recipe! Here are your ingredients and your instructions: Previously frozen wild caught cod … Continue reading