Monthly Archives: December 2012

152. Accepting the Universe

I once coached a young woman torn by the conflicting chambers of her life – career, personal life, husband, and young child. Her supervisor told me Maria’s complaining, whining, and wallowing in self-pity could no longer be tolerated. I was … Continue reading

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151. God Has Not Left You on Your Own

Jesus says in John 16:33, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  And in Deuteronomy 31:6, God says through Moses, “for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave … Continue reading

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150. My Understanding of Suicide and Depression

Continued from my previous blog: Larry did not commit suicide. With his spiritual, mental, and emotional make-up, he was incapable of doing so. What killed him was the spirit of depression that had taken over his soul (mind, emotions, and … Continue reading

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149. Suicide and Depression

I had a very good friend commit suicide two years ago. I’ll call him Larry. Larry was the last person I would have ever expected to take his own life. He came from a close-knit family and had a close-knit … Continue reading

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148. Effective Treatments for Anxiety

From Mind, Mood & Memory Seeing a doctor for persistent anxiety is important, but trying these non-medical strategies as well may also help reduce levels of anxiety. Relaxation techniques such as mindfulness meditation and yoga. Regular exercise. Avoidance of anxiety-promoting … Continue reading

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147. Five Signs You May Be Battling Anxiety Disorder

From Mind, Mood & Memory  In any given year, an estimated 40 million Americans – including 11 percent of adults ages 55 and older – suffer from an anxiety disorder (typically persistent worrying that cause excessive distress, disrupts daily activities, … Continue reading

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146. Well-Being Is More Than Feeling Good, Part 2

From StoriedMind When I became acquainted with Well-Being Therapy, I learned about the comprehensive model of mental health that it’s based on. Carol Ryff developed a scale of six dimensions for measuring a person’s functionality and tested it extensively through … Continue reading

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