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8 Surprising Signs of Depression

Depression is so much more than feeling down -- it can wreak havoc on nearly every aspect of a person's life. And, sadly, even people in the throes of a deep, debilitating depression don't always real…

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11 Natural Treatments For Depression

As an MD, I’ve watched too many of my colleagues yank out anti-depressant samples every time a patient starts to cry. So on behalf of physicians everywhere, let me apologize for our trigger-happy p…

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A Simple Way to Lift Your Spirits When You Feel Low

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans," sang John Lennon. And when something beyond your control pulls you down, or someone hurts you, it is hard not to feel lonely and low…

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How to Calm Emotional Outbursts

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” -Aldous Huxley I am not proud of the moments when something snaps in me and I become someone I ha…

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Getting Good At Goodbye

I used to think I sucked at goodbyes because I wept and carried on like a child. Then, I remembered that when I was a little girl, I used to pick fights with my friends before we moved away so I would…

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True Story of Leaving

“If you tell a true story, you can’t be wrong.”   --Jack Kerouac I would bet that for every couple that falls in love each day there are at least two couples who leave each other in deep and hurtf…

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The Moment of Truth

“And in the end, the love we take is equal to the love we make…” -The Beatles   I have come to say good bye to my friend as she enters the hospice phase of her cancer journey.   Duri…

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A Lightworker’s Defense Of Darkness

I am an optimist, a spinmaster, a metaphorical lemonade maker. I would not change it if I could but I sincerely cannot, so it doesn't really matter. I see things in such a profoundly positive light th…

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15 Natural Options for Depression

Everyone feels down at some point, usually as a reaction to difficult circumstances, but clinical depression goes far beyond that. In such cases a person experiences a prolonged sadness that is out of…

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Anatomy of a Tantrum: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Any and every parent, hell…anyone, that has been on a transcontinental flight, knows that a child possesses the unique ability to stop time, as well as the progression of man, with a simple, atomic ta…

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