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Fight Insomnia with this Super Easy and Effective Tip for Better Sleep- Magnesium

One of my favorite new sleep tips i [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression|0 Comments

Treat Depression with Light

Feeling Depressed? Here’s a simple [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|Categories: Depression, Neuroscience|0 Comments

Find the Truth: How Mindfulness Shines a Light on Depression’s Lies

As you know, I’ve written often on [...]

By | August 17th, 2016|Categories: Depression, Mindfulness|0 Comments

How Does Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Help with Depression?

How Does Dialectical Behavior Thera [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Take These Steps to Cope with Depression

We all experience feelings of sadness and grief from time to time, but major depressive disorder is a diagnosable and serious medical condition. Currently, one in six adults are affected by depression at some point in their life—episodes usually first arising in late teens/mid-20s—and that number is almost double for women. Learning how to cope with depression is an ongoing, but manageable challenge. But, before we get to such steps, let’s first examine the illness itself.  […]

By | July 19th, 2016|Categories: Depression, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Same Argument Over and Over? Could Automatic Responses be Causing It?

Why do you suppose Groundhog Day remains a popular movie, some 23 years after its release? I’d suggest it has to do with the recognition of how repetitive patterns and automatic responses can give any of us that sense of deja vu. Didn’t we have this argument already? Where have I heard that response before? Was it yesterday or last week that we said all of this, word for word? […]

By | July 6th, 2016|Categories: Relationships|0 Comments

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)?

This psychological intervention ble [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Ways to Curb Mania and Hypomania for Bipolar Disorder

This is an excellent blog post for [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|Categories: Bipolar, Mindfulness|1 Comment

Anger Management Meditation: How Mindfulness Helps Control Anger

 What does it mean to you when you say, “I’m angry”? To be blunt, the possibilities are limitless. Anger is an emotion and thus, subject to an infinite number of ever-evolving variables. Our feelings belong to us and manifest uniquely in each of us. Of course, anger is no different.The good news: Anger is a form of information that can help guide us.The not-so-good news: We can sometimes process this information in counterproductive ways, for example: […]

By | June 6th, 2016|Categories: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness|0 Comments

How Does a Traumatic Experience Lead to PTSD?

The word is literally part of the disorder’s name—post-traumatic stress disorder—so obviously, undergoing a traumatic experience plays a major role in PTSD. Understanding that role is often not as simple as it sounds. Developing PTSD may occur when one goes through or witnesses or learns about a disturbing, stressful, or frightening event (typically more intense than, say, a divorce or job loss). Some of the many examples include violent criminal assault, natural disasters, life-threatening condition, extreme neglect, time spent in a combat zone, sexual assault/violence, and prolonged sexual abuse. […]

By | May 20th, 2016|Categories: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Neuroscience, Trauma|0 Comments