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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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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Lift My Depression Cinema: The Intouchables (2011)

Jun 24 2013 Published by under Action, Hope, Inspiration

intouchablesLast weekend I watched a movie that I highly recommend you see:

The Intouchables (2011)

It is funny, emotional, serious, moving and totally enjoyable!

What more can I say apart from:  ‘Please watch it!’

Here is the trailer:


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Sunglasses? Check! Sunblock? Check! Depression? Check!

Jun 21 2013 Published by under Action, Choice, Inspiration

Sunshine1Let me get it clear from the very start. Wearing sunglasses and sunblock does not bring on depression!

However, when you equip yourself with a pair of shades and choose to splodge some sunblock over your skin, you are doing something that might affect your health and your mood in a very profound way.  Continue Reading »

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Sauntering out of depression…

Jun 19 2013 Published by under Action, Inspiration

rose-photoToday is World Sauntering Day!

Saunter…

I don’t use this word at all, do you?

I prefer to use the word ‘stroll’ instead.

A good stroll for me means no hurry, peace of mind, walking meditation, total relaxation and focus on the beauty around me, while I am gently rocking my body by putting one foot in front of the other.

So simple! So easy! So connecting! So nourishing! So healing!

It is a great art to saunter.’ ~ Henry David Thoreau

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