July 2nd, 2014
Lately, I have been battling depression more than usual. I know it is partly due to the extraordinary circumstances I am in right now, but it is also due to all those years of not facing my own issues. For many people who suffer from depression, the situation is usually the same.
Beating depression is not an easy thing. On good days, you get up and have hope that things will get better. On bad days, you feel like it’s a constant uphill climb.
Coming from one who is in the same boat as you may be, here are some quotes to beat depression. I’m not saying they’re going to beat depression forever. They may even sound trite (everything seems trite when you’re in a rut), or they may seem useless. Trust me on this: keep reading and reading and reading.
You’ll get out of that rut, and you’ll find that strength inside you. They may just be quotes, but words have a powerful effect if you imbibe them and believe that there is always hope, even if it doesn’t seem like it at the moment.
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July 1st, 2014
The benefits of meditation have long been established. For example, more than having a calming and stabilizing effect, it can also help in managing pain. While meditating on a regular basis is the best thing to do, there is an added benefit to setting aside a specific, extended period where you can really focus on meditating, reflecting, and even doing yoga and other spirit-nourishing activities.
With summer here, you’re probably making plans to get away from the hustle and bustle of life – if you haven’t already. With how busy things can get at work, it’s understandable that many still haven’t made arrangements for their summer vacation, but it’s not too late to make bookings, and with sites such as Uyora, affordable rates are still to be found.
If you don’t have plans yet, there is still time to plan and consider visiting a retreat, which may be different from your usual summer trip. There are a lot of choices out there, but here are some of the best European retreats.
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June 25th, 2014
Depression is a horrific thing, and most everyone goes through it now and then. There is the “natural” depression that comes and goes. This can be due to transient external or internal factors. The good thing is that this kind of depression is easier to deal with and beat. Then there is the more serious kind of depression, which will probably require professional help to deal with.
Since I am not a professional therapist/psychologist/psychiatrist, this post will be about the former kind of depression, which the average person experiences from time to time. You probably have read countless articles giving advice on how to beat depression, but let’s take a look at some unusual ways to beat depression that you may not have tried yet. Read the rest of this article →
June 24th, 2014
We spend a LOT of our time sleeping. It’s the way the body and mind get to recharge. But why is it that so many people have problems falling asleep, staying asleep, and actually getting a good night’s sleep? Why is insomnia, in its different forms, such a common issue?
There are probably a wide range of reasons for this, depending on the person, his environment, and other issues; but we cannot ignore the fact that there are people who always get a good night’s sleep. How do they do it?
If you want to be like them, take a look at their habits which contribute to a good night’s sleep. Read the rest of this article →
June 17th, 2014
Anger is a normal emotion, and letting it out is actually healthy. The “normal” person lets his anger show when appropriate, but does not let it control him, or let things get out of hand.
There are some people, however, who just can’t seem to get a grip on themselves when the monster that is anger rears its ugly head. Some go on a verbal tirade. Others go on a physical rampage. Yet others simply keep quiet and keep it all in – until they explode.
Whichever group you feel you belong to, if you have been experiencing issues with anger, I believe that this article is for you.
Again, anger is normal, but it has to be controlled, so why don’t we first look at real reasons why you should control your anger? Read the rest of this article →