Depression

negative thinking

What is negative thinking? Take a sneak peek inside your brain! (Series part 1)

Are you drowning in negative thoughts?
I was for way too long. I spent all of my adolescence in a state of nearly crippling low self-esteem. My early adulthood saw me feeling like a failure for not being like everybody else. I still deal with it, but it has taken until my early to mid 30s to really step into my identity, and wear it with pride. Much of my success there has to do with working on my positive thinking.

9 easy and healthy recipes to make when you have depression

Want to incorporate healthy eating habits into your life, but feel like your depression makes it impossible? You know that certain foods do more for your body nutritionally, and could help you to feel better. But there is this cognitive dissonance that exists where you just can’t make that logical fact influence your behavior. If that sounds like you at all, first off, this post is not meant to judge you in any way. Trust me, I have been in darker places than I would wish on my worst enemy. I know what it’s like to feel as if you’re not able to make good choices for yourself. Your depressed feelings are totally valid and legitimate.

How to clean your house when depression takes over (+ 3 steps to keep it organized)

Does house work seem impossible these days? I’ve been there. Some days, I’m still there. We all go through phases where it’s easier to be productive, and phases where it’s infinitely harder. When you’re depressed, it’s like climbing Mount Everest with no oxygen tank. That’s because depression is an endurance exercise on its own, even on the easiest days.

meal planning calendar

The ultimate meal planning calendar for someone living with depression

Healthy eating habits are super important for effectively managing your symptoms of depression. I know, I know. It’s the last thing on your mind when you’re feeling depressed. Your mind is whispering sweet nothings of Oreos, Ho-hos, and Diet Coke in your ear. And trust me, I’ve been there. One of my body’s favorite coping mechanisms for anxiety and depression is to eat whatever tastes good.

Can depression cause physical pain? Find out the truth about a common symptom

Does depression hurt? “If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s …

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What Mental Health Is + 11 Things It Is NOT

What is mental health? It is finally really emerging on the public radar more than ever.  About time too, because millions of people every year live with mental health issues.   People are sad about current circumstances. They’re questioning who they are. They’re anxious about the future. Simply put, people are struggling. Not that this is …

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Can depression cause fatigue? Find out the truth about a common symptom

Figuring out the cause of fatigue can feel impossible. After all, fatigue (excessive tiredness) can be caused by any host of problems. It can have physical roots, or emotional ones, and many patients spend years looking for answers to their problem. I certainly did.  I spent years after the birth of my second child trying …

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physical symptoms of anxiety

11 physical symptoms of anxiety and depression that you need to be aware of

There are about a billion possible symptoms of depression and anxiety. What does it feel like for you? Does it feel like a darkness creeping over you? Or a deep pit you can never crawl out of? How about anxiety? Is it racing thoughts in times of stress? Or sweaty palms before a big presentation …

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