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The power of gratitude in healing depression.

Nov 24 2016 Published by under Attitude, Choice, Hope, Inspiration, Strategy

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Feeling grateful while experiencing depression is tough, no kidding!

Finding things to be grateful for, while your life seems to be pointless and every cell in your body vibrates with either pain, fatigue or both, does not seem a natural or even a reasonable thing to do.

What is there to be grateful for? “I will be grateful when I get better!” Now, this thought resonates pretty well with the left brain’s logic, right?

So, why is it then, if we drop our attention deep within and keep quiet enough to listen to our hearts and souls, we would hear their whispers of despair: “But I want and need to be filled with gratitude! I am starved emotionally and spiritually without it! Please, help me to feel it!”

It is hard to feel… and yet it is needed to heal, to thrive, to experience life fully….  Continue Reading »

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Joy and depression: Don’t you dare interrupting my depression with that nonsense!

Mar 05 2015 Published by under Action, Attitude, Change, Choice, Inspiration

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           Joy and depression…

I don’t see it often mentioned in one sentence or even in one article, do you?

It’s seems to be a taboo in our modern society to speak of joy to a person suffering with depression.

Mention joy (or happiness, or positivity) as a way upwards and forwards, and you are doomed to be labelled rude, insensitive and “lucky” for not understanding depression even on a very basic level.

This “joy” idea may even cause some depressed people to explode with anger: “How dare you for interrupting my legitimate state of mind with this nonsense?! If I could experience joy, do you think I wouldn’t be doing it already?!”

We all get defensive over our beliefs. It’s totally human.

Being right seems to be more important than being happy, even in the situations where your life is at stake…

Very sad, but true…

It also seems that those who allow themselves to explore (rather than shut down) the possibility of a new way of thinking are the only people who can evolve and grow.

Those are the people who are prepared to do anything to overcome the debilitating grips of depression.

I sincerely hope you are one of them!

So, here I am, pushing you to explore the topic of “JOY”. And yes, I am fully aware how uncomfortable it might be for you…

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Love and Depression: Connecting to your heart

Feb 14 2015 Published by under Action, Attitude, Change, Choice, Hope, Inspiration, Strategy

love & depressionOften depression makes you feel empty, lonely and indifferent.

What can you do to begin to feel the vibration of love through you and all around you once again?

Well, let me reveal you a huge secret that took me years of depression to figure out:

your kind and loving heart is still intact!

It did not stop beating, get depressed or somehow stop working properly. It is still there: a generous, warm and ever so full of love heart!

Your depression somehow interrupted the connection between your heart and your brain, so that your brain can feed you the lies all days long. You get thoughts: thoughts that you don’t care anymore and no one else cares; thoughts that the world can happily exist without you and you can exist without anyone else too… Those venomous thoughts (as I can remember) are plentiful and never ending.

Do you have to believe those thoughts? Do you have to accept them as absolute truth, especially since they have originated in your own brain? Do you need to allow those thoughts to rule your life?  Continue Reading »

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Change your words and punctuation (one way to interrupt repetitive thinking in depression).

Sep 24 2014 Published by under Action, Attitude, Change, Choice

repetitive thoughtsToday’s LiftMyDepression challenge is to play with one persistent thought that occupies the most space in your head.

Depression often generates repetitive thoughts:  the ones that go on and on in your mind no matter where you are or what you do.

Do you constantly ask yourself the same question? (e.g. “Why am I so depressed?”Continue Reading »

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If you think that Depression is an illness…

Jul 11 2013 Published by under Attitude, Change, Inspiration

is depression an illness?While my current belief is that depression is more complex than a straightforward illness, I see no harm in placing it under a medical umbrella, if it can be useful.

So, if you want to consider it an illness, I won’t rush to convince you otherwise!

However,

If you think that depression is an illness, then treat it like one!  Continue Reading »

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