The Roller Coaster of Depression

The Roller Coaster of Depression The up and downs of life are possibly the most distressing part of dealing with depression. Its variable symptoms not only make the experience of depression particularly difficult for the person who is going through it, but they also confuse those who are interacting with them. Whenever a positive change occurs in a depressed person’s …

Why Helping Others Helps Your Depression

Why Helping Others Helps Your Depression Depression is brought on by a lack of self-esteem, a lack of self-worth and the absence of positive emotion in one’s life. Some try therapy to help themselves feel better. Others try medication. While both methods can be helpful, they cost money, which can exclude some from taking those routes. One method that is …

Focusing Your Talents to Avoid Depression

Focusing Your Talents to Avoid Depression Depression arises when we internalize other peoples’ opinions of us while simultaneously attributing everything that’s happening around us to our own behavior. As children, we learn to seek approval from our parents through our actions and achievements. As we grow older, this pattern continues as we pursue validation from friends, coworkers, authority figures, and …

Does an Active Lifestyle Help with Depression?

Does an Active Lifestyle Help with Depression? When you’re depressed, it feels like there’s no hope for the future. You’re depressed now. You’ll be depressed tomorrow. Next week. Next Year. Always. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. By having an active lifestyle, you can start to elevate the symptoms of depression and begin to feel better. Here’s how …

Anti-Depression Through Fitness

Anti-Depression Through Fitness One of the most common ways to deal with depression is through treatment with prescription anti-depressants, but there are other solutions. For many people, adding fitness into their lives can act as an anti-depressant and show significant improvement with depression and low self-esteem. Fitness and Brain Chemistry You already know that eating right and exercising improves your …