Antidepressant Discontinuation: Why & How

Antidepressant Discontinuation: Why & How

For 60 years we’ve been told depression was a brain disease. What we’ve not been told is what matters.

So. What exactly is “self care”?

So. What exactly is “self care”?

Survivors of bad things like drama, trauma, abuse and dysfunction can often struggle with understanding how to bring balance and authenticity to their lives Today a quick share on understanding the difference between self indulgence, self management and self care. An excerpt: Why you shouldn’t feel guilty for practicing self-care…

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Being Positive vs Being Pollyanna – Guest Post by Dani of Positively Present

Being only positive in itself is just as harmful as only being in a place of darkness. This essay by Dani from Positively Present shows us how we’ve misconstrued the idea of being a “Pollyanna”.

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Is depression a kind of allergic reaction? | Life and style | The Guardian

Is depression a kind of allergic reaction? | Life and style | The Guardian

We’ve known all along that what is called depression is not a chemical imbalance – so what else could it be?

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How We Make Ourselves Miserable

How We Make Ourselves Miserable

Happiness: an emotional/mental state; a feeling of well being  Happiness. Such a big, broad, controversial topic in the world of self-help and mental health. After all – we are taught by professionals that our discouragement and depression is a brain disease, right? Yet even though the research and evidence is…

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When Relationships Hurt

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The Real Cause of Depression May Have Nothing at All to Do With Your Mind : Waking Times

The Real Cause of Depression May Have Nothing at All to Do With Your Mind : Waking Times

What we have come to call “depression” and known as a “chemical imbalance” is really much simpler. It is also not a “disease” let alone a “disease of the brain” but rather, what is being discovered, is the body telling us by the way we feel and function (or don’t…

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Healing Others…

Very often when we start to find our way out of the darkness we want to bring the others in our life with us. We read something inspiring and think “so and so needs to see this”. We hear someone speaking on an issue that has touched our lives and…

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Pain and Passion

Pain and Passion

The thing about emotional and psychological/mental pain? Is that we naturally look around us at what is causing us pain but we are not taught how to look inside for our solutions. Pain tells us that something needs to change in our lives. For those who come from healthy backgrounds…

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The Dark Stuff Doesn’t Define Us

The Dark Stuff Doesn’t Define Us

Holding a positive mindset does not mean the dark stuff doesn’t matter it means the dark stuff doesn’t define us. ~Susan Kingsley-Smith

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