Monthly Archives: May 2013

195. Stress Bucket 2

One reader commenting about my last blog said that I was telling my client to “get well and she would immediately feel better.” I need to explain things more clearly. Having gone through four years of depression myself, I am … Continue reading

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194. The Stress Bucket

As we all know, there is a very close connection between stress and the afflictions of depression and anxiety. I was coaching a client who had been struggling with low-grade depression for several years, which sometimes flared up into major … Continue reading

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193. Solace in Fiction

There was a time in my life when reading the Victorian novels of George MacDonald were the only thing keeping me from going under. His characters were so real and so noble that I found in them a source of … Continue reading

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192. We Are What We Eat

Hope for depression is not one big thing, a silver bullet so to speak. It’s the coming together of many things that add up to triumph over depression. One of those many things in our control is eating right. Let’s … Continue reading

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191. Tools for Depression 2

“The art of active listening and empathy helps! Giving someone a safe, calm and inspiring environment in which to share their deepest pain without judgment or interruption can be very healing! “Words of encouragement, praise and connecting human to human … Continue reading

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190. Tools for Depression

I belong to a Linked in group that concerns itself with the treatment of anxiety and depression. A few weeks back I posted the following question: could you tell me what is the greatest tool, other than medication, that you … Continue reading

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189. The Evening News

Depression is a strange and unpredictable affliction. I have a friend who has been depressed since he was sixteen years old and one day settled into a moderate stage of depression he could live with most of the time. He … Continue reading

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