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  • Gratitude: ’Tis a gift to be thankful | Esperanza - Hope To Cope
    light bulb feeling and remind me that things are not as bad as I think A similar practice from Robert Emmons PhD a leading figure in happiness research and author of Thanks How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier is to write regular thank you notes once or twice a week whether cards letters texts or emails Emmons a psychology professor at the University of California Davis is co author of a landmark 2003 study that found undergraduates who kept a weekly gratitude list for 10 weeks reported fewer health complaints exercised more regularly and felt better about their lives than comparison groups who either listed five things that annoyed them each week or simply listed five events that had happened It helps to be specific about why you are thankful For example Thanks for listening to my ideas about whatever It s something I care about and you helped me Another exercise takes the It s a Wonderful Life approach consider how life would be without a certain special person in your life Hey it works for Jimmy Stewart when he sees what would have happened to the people he loves if he d never been born That might not sound uplifting and may not be the best idea when you re feeling fragile but this exercise helps you see how someone is a blessing says gratitude researcher Giacomo Bono PhD Or you could use visual reminders Post pictures of loved ones or meaningful experiences in places where you can see them regularly You could even create a gratitude wall in your home to act as a constant reminder to savor the wonderful people and moments in your life Thanks be Gratitude can also be practiced within a religious context Thanks be to God or Allah or another divinity lays a foundation for embracing what is given rather than what is lacking Religious practice appears to confer powerful benefits according to Marilyn Baetz MD of the University of Saskatchewan Her research including analysis of data from the Canadian National Population Health Survey over 14 years has explored the role of spirituality and religion in mental health In a study published in April 2013 in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry Baetz and her colleagues concluded that regular attendance at worship services was more strongly associated with psychological well being and positive coping strategies than was self reported importance of spiritual values So often something in my gratitude journal will trigger that light bulb feeling and remind me that things are not as bad as I think That ties in to evidence that engaging in religious activities attending services prayer reading religious material tends to be a characteristic of what researchers at Emmons gratitude lab at UC Davis call a grateful disposition They note that while religious faith enhances the ability to be grateful faith is not a prerequisite to gratitude In the end what matters is choosing a gratitude practice that fits with your preferences and style What works for one person may not for another Experiment with several until you find the one s you find most enjoyable You will be grateful you did Sidebar Thinking About Gratitude How does gratitude specifically help with depression and anxiety What is going on in the brain There appear to be three major biochemical factors linked to the experience of gratitude dopamine and serotonin which are linked to happiness and pleasant emotions and oxytocin which is associated with love and bonding Dopamine Dopamine affects parts of the brain involved in motivation reward and pleasure It helps you become mindful of positive social interactions so you can understand that a special experience has occurred It is involved initially in getting the signal that we have received a blessing or gift says gratitude researcher Giacomo Bono PhD It is also associated with attention regulation so you appreciate benefits and benefactors Since low dopamine is linked to both depression and anxiety the experience of gratitude may give you a dopamine boost and help counter a tendency toward these conditions Serotonin Gratitude engages the parasympathetic nervous system which in effect increases serotonin and produces feelings of peace and calm Research from the Institute of HeartMath a nonprofit institution in Palo Alto California also links positive feelings to a smoother more ordered rhythm of heartbeats which helps the cardiovascular system function more efficiently and is better for overall health So when you think about something or someone you appreciate and experience the feelings that come with these thoughts it not only helps you feel good but also builds up reserves so you are able to respond more effectively to stressful circumstances says Bono Oxytocin This hormone is a major player in physical bonding Levels shoot up whenever you hug a loved one engage in sex or breast feed Various studies have shown that being more appreciative of a romantic partner strengthens the relationship And oxytocin plays a role in the stronger bonds that form when partners express gratitude according to a study that appeared online in January 2014 in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience This gratitude oxytocin link contributes to a sense of community and belonging a fundamental human need that if not fulfilled can undermine mental health Tagged with dopamine gratitude gratitude journal gratitude wall Matthew Solan oxytocin serotonin spotlight Spring 2014 thank you notes thankfulness thanks About the author Matthew Solan Has 5 Articles Matthew Solan is a health writer in St Petersburg Florida matthewsolan com 4 COMMENTS Sara July 17 2014 Reply I think the idea of a Gratitude journal is wonderful Plus if you start it any other month than November you can act superior to all the Facebook Thankful countdown to Thanksgiving People Nice hank snow November 18 2014 Reply Wasn t for a bad day we woulded know what a good day looks like Hank Joyce February 10 2015 Reply Thanks for this info I m gonna use it today I am very grateful but don t really think

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  • Imagine that! | Esperanza - Hope To Cope
    that resonates is another concrete method for bringing an immaterial future into being Having a visual reminder can trigger us to remember what we re striving for notes Melissa May a Toronto psychotherapist Images touch an emotional place within us and once we attach an emotion to a dream we become more attached to what we want to achieve She mentions clients who used motivational quotes from Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela to help nurture happiness and creativity or pictures of palm trees to represent a long awaited vacation Some users maintain that vision boards generate coincidences that lead to heavily desired and at times seemingly improbable in a good way results When we focus on what we want our brains actually start to filter information differently When you re seriously considering buying a certain type of vehicle for instance suddenly you seem to notice that make and model everywhere you go That s the work of the reticular activating system a group of cells in the base of the brain that plays an important role in behavioral motivation Programming the way that system filters information thinking more about desired results and less about potential roadblocks raises your probability of success I IMAGINE THE THINGS I COULD MAKE AND IT GIVES ME HOPE THAT I WILL ONE DAY HAPPEN May uses vision boards herself to help propel her toward the life she wants One includes a picture of a forest with a divergent path a reminder that she always has choices Being open to choices that might otherwise seem unlikely is integral for sparking the imagination which is why May also advises clients to keep a journal We get stuck in ruts with our thinking she explains We have goals and then become attached to the pathway we normally choose to reach them But there s freedom in writing You can let your imagination run wild and you re more open to the twists and turns that might come along the way THE WAY FORWARD Once a desired future is in sight success is a viable option for those who commit to taking practical steps to get there Rory Vaden author of the New York Times best seller Take the Stairs 7 Steps to Achieving True Success has clients craft a vision board as soon as they enter his coaching program then update it every couple of months to keep it inspirational He uses a vision board himself he even had one that opens and closes custom built into a wall in his home although he wasn t a fan of the idea at first What he first thought sounded like a cheesy gimmick has become one of the most influential components of his life That s just the starting point though Next comes action Vaden s primary message is how to challenge procrastination overcome creative avoidance and enhance focus and self discipline Tracy Shawn of California who has generalized anxiety disorder wrote a novel about a woman who overcomes severe anxiety When her publicist announced it was time to line up promotional speaking engagements for The Grace of Crows Shawn found herself turning to the book s main character for inspiration She joined a program through the nonprofit organization Toastmasters International to improve her public speaking skills Through deep breathing calming self talk and the support and encouragement of other people in the program she went from white knuckling the podium with her head down as she rattled through a one minute speech to confidently locking eyes with her audience while talking for nearly 10 minutes I IMAGINED TALKING ABOUT MY BOOK WITH PEOPLE WHO WERE RECEPTIVE AND KIND I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED WHEN THE OUTCOME WAS EVEN BETTER THAN THAT To prepare for her book events she employed mental rehearsal and cognitive therapy principles During meditative walks in the hills near her house and on a nearby beach she imagined conversations with potential readers When a negative what if thought arose such as What if focusing on my anxiety causes all the bad things I m thinking about to actually happen she d say to herself That s just a story you re making up Then she would focus on something else I imagined talking about my book with people who were receptive and kind and thought about how that would make me feel lighter and not so boxed in she recalls Then I was pleasantly surprised when the outcome was even better than that Shawn believes using her imagination to face her fears helped her move from feeling powerless to empowered It all builds on itself she says You tell yourself you re going to be OK and then you do it and you re OK and then you do it again and you re still OK It s not as scary as you think it s going to be Envisioning all the good stuff that went on in the past helps me envision what good things are going to happen in the future Adds May Once you think about how something can be different you start to realize it can be different You are the creator of your life You re the architect who can change the plan Sidebar Progress Report SOME ADVICE ON GETTING FROM POINT A TO ANYWHERE ASK QUESTIONS First free your mind from the possibility of failure Then you can brainstorm If there were no consequences what would you do to get where you want to go Who would you approach for help What would be the first step ACCEPT SETBACKS No one can move forward 100 percent of the time no matter how much visualizing you do If you backtrack always always always tell yourself that it s not a permanent roadblock advises Tracy Shawn It s just a detour ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE Don t dwell on what you ve lost or left behind says John Nicholson Like if you re trying to lose weight you shouldn t think about all

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  • Reviewing 2014 Embracing 2015 | Esperanza - Hope To Cope
    room to take on a new writing challenge So I bid you farewell Reflection Question What lessons have you learned in 2014 to make 2015 your best year yet Tagged with Carol Kivler coping strategies goals Mindfulness About the author Carol Kivler Has 44 Articles Carol A Kivler MS CSP of Lawrence NJ is the founder of Courageous Recovery a division of Kivler Communications designed to raise awareness remove the stigma and instill hope in those who live with a mental health diagnosis Her mission is to have society and medical professionals view individuals living with mental illness as courageous survivors who want to be accepted not rejected respected not pitied and admired not feared Carol provides programs to hospitals medical and nursing schools as well to associations organizations and corporations Further Carol has been interviewed numerous times about her experience on television radio and in print Carol has written two books My Journal of Gratitude and Will I Ever Be the Same Again Transforming the Face of ECT She is currently working on her next book Unwrapping the Gifts from Depression Visit Carol s websites www CourageousRecovery com and www carolkivler com LEAVE YOUR COMMENT Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked First Name or Nickname Do not use full name Email Message RELATED ARTICLES How To Use The Past To Improve TODAY January 7 2016 12 01 am As the New Year starts rolling in you may be eager to look ahead identify what you want to do or accomplish in your The Most Important Gift You Can Give Yourself December 24 2015 12 01 am There is a book which changed my life in such a profound way that I used to share it with my patients at the partial A Secret Weapon for Daily Wellness November 19 2015 12 01 am Have you ever gone food shopping made out a list of what to buy and then forgotten the list at home I ll bet you were still able Finding happiness Reaching your peak August 5 2015 8 47 am To multiply moments of pure well being figure out and follow your true passions By Jessica C Kraft Athletes talk about being in the Book Categories All Books Anxiety Depression Children For Loved Ones Living Well Memoirs Treatment CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues November 1 2015 2 07 pm Fall 2015 GLENNON DOYLE MELTON Truth warrior In her Momastery blog her popular speaking tours and her book Carry On Warrior Glennon Doyle Melton shows it s OK Read more August 1 2015 2 07 pm Summer 2015 LEE WOODRUFF STRESS TEST After a family crisis left Lee Woodruff with symptoms of depression and anxiety she found the courage to reach out for Read more May 5 2015 9 31 am Spring 2015 DEPRESSION WHAT BREED IS YOUR BLACK DOG The unwelcome pup looks different for everyone and your particular form of depression can make a difference in choosing Read more February

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  • Slow & steady | Esperanza - Hope To Cope
    When we are in this state we more easily allow a constant stream of interruptions to guide our days The goal of slow living she says is a life of conscious choices And getting into a routine of those kinds of choices will reap the most benefits Erin a writer and artist from London Ontario made a deliberate decision to unplug herself from negative news and events beyond her control Emerging from a long period of depression Erin realized that her sensitivity to others pain made her vulnerable to slips in mood She designates periodic news blackouts to protect herself from troubling reports of natural disasters and other tragedies Keeping myself focused on what I can control has helped me de stress explains Erin who blogs about living with depression at Daisies and Bruises Quality control Part of making conscious choices is learning to exercise your no muscle Greg McKeown author of Essentialism The Disciplined Pursuit of Less says that for many people the idea of saying no is so unthinkable they literally just don t even think of it In his book McKeown describes how our roadrunner culture has trained us in the undisciplined pursuit of more in almost every aspect of life We believe that more money more connections and more possessions will make us more and more happy Yet studies suggest that we are happier and more successful when we cultivate what he calls the disciplined pursuit of less This is an intention to become far more selective about our activities which frequently means looking for things to eliminate Focus on just a few goals and don t do anything that doesn t pertain to those he regularly advises And for those highly important things that you consciously choose to do it s important to allot an appropriate amount of time When we don t set accurate timetables we end up feeling rushed and stressed Meredith says that this is one of the drawbacks of calling the movement slow The word doesn t have to refer to pace she said It means always looking at what the quality of your experience is and sometimes it means going more slowly but generally it means that you give a suitable amount of time for things like your relationships and especially self care Sometimes finding a balance between demands on your energy and activities that refuel you makes all the difference As a freelance media producer Daniel s workload is endless and it s also undefined by regular working hours The Chicago man says his anxiety dramatically improved when he decided to consciously devote himself more to his personal life Daniel had to learn to shut down at regular intervals He started taking time to do yoga meditate and prepare meals with friends He says the shift has helped him feel more at ease in general I haven t toned down my number of commitments per se he says but I ve increased my down time while doing work and that s made a huge difference in my mindset Dig your down time As part of her duties at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Kathryn keeps up a packed schedule of classes events and concerts She generally feels overextended and she can t pull back until she s exerted some control over her chaotic obligations I can t even fathom slowing down until I have taken care of something or made a list of things with a reasonable timeline she said Still one of her favorite ways to slow down is to block out her Friday night as a time completely free of commitments I know the time will get filled up if I don t deliberately safeguard that time for slowing down she said If people ask me what I m doing Friday I proudly say Nothing Kathryn says her anxiety flares up when she s busiest but when I think about Friday if I don t have anything planned it literally calms down my stomach and I relax knowing that I ll have some time just to myself Claire takes a similar approach Between her public policy job in the Canadian capital of Ottawa performing with a community opera company and competing in an amateur boxing league it s easy to get over busy and over anxious When I am not slowing down and going 100 miles an hour my anxiety is 10 times worse she says Claire says a bit of wisdom from a naturopathic doctor she was seeing changed her life It had to do with balancing yin and yang the universe s two complementary forces as defined by Chinese philosophy Yin is associated with that which is passive and hidden while yang is the active principle What Claire learned is this We re all used to scheduling the productive active parts of our life what is known as yang and never really planning for the yin which are the rejuvenating activities Claire explains Looking at her life Claire saw that she always made time for her work her opera and her boxing but she never put an entry in her day planner for napping pampering herself or doing yoga I thought those things were just being lazy but when you schedule time for relaxation it actually increases the effectiveness of your yang activities This was a huge epiphany Routes to relaxation Claire credits her weekly yin yoga class with a newfound sense of balance in her life but yoga isn t everyone s slow living tonic Erin tried yoga and found herself getting anxious when she closed her eyes in a room full of strangers Slowing down to me used to mean letting my guard down and my anxiety indicated that that was the worst thing I could do for myself she says Only when a friend showed her how to write and record her own self hypnosis sessions was she able to defang the critical voice in her head and relax on

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  • Mindfulness | Esperanza - Hope To Cope - Part 3
    is to the decision to act the rest is merely tenacity Emelia Earhart As I sat in the Read more What a Difference a Little Kindness Makes By Carol Kivler May 25 2014 12 01 am Be kind Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle T H Thompson Isn t it amazing that everyone s life looks more inviting and happy Read more Power of the Hug By Carol Kivler May 18 2014 12 01 am However long a hug lasts it doesn t last long enough Kyle Schmalenberg This past week I delivered the luncheon keynote to Mental Health Association Read more Gratitude Tis a gift to be thankful By Matthew Solan May 5 2014 10 17 am Practicing gratitude feeds your well being we have ideas for how to get started By Matthew Solan You d be hard put to find someone who s Read more Courage the Antidote to Hopelessness By Carol Kivler April 21 2014 12 36 pm Grant me the courage not to give up even though I think it is hopeless Chester W Nimitz Those of us dealing with a mental Read more Spring into spring By Carol Kivler March 30 2014 12 00 am Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin Beginnings makes the conditions perfect Alan Cohen Spring is finally arriving with warmer temperatures and Read more PREVIOUS 1 2 3 4 NEXT CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues November 1 2015 2 07 pm Fall 2015 GLENNON DOYLE MELTON Truth warrior In her Momastery blog her popular speaking tours and her book Carry On Warrior Glennon Doyle Melton shows it s OK Read more August 1 2015 2 07 pm Summer 2015 LEE WOODRUFF STRESS TEST After a family crisis left Lee Woodruff with symptoms of depression and anxiety she found the courage to reach out for Read more May 5 2015 9 31 am Spring 2015 DEPRESSION WHAT BREED IS YOUR BLACK DOG The unwelcome pup looks different for everyone and your particular form of depression can make a difference in choosing Read more February 1 2015 2 12 pm Winter 2015 TAKE THIS TO THE BANK Stressing out about finances These strategies can help you take control of your wallet and your worries by Kelly James Enger Read more SoundOFF MOMS DEPRESSION What is it like to be a mom with depression What is hardest for you What helps you cope CLICK HERE TO ANSWER CURRENT RESEARCH Shake It Off Not So Easy for People with Depression New Brain Research Suggests 2 27 2015 Harsh winter brings some psychological benefits says UB researcher 2 24 2015 Study Linking Suicidal Behavior Psychotic Experiences May Yield Strategies to Help Prevent Suicide Attempts 2 24 2015 Suicide Risk Falls Substantially After Talk Therapy 11 20 2014 A New Test Measures Analytical Thinking Linked to Depression Fueling the Idea That Depression May Be a Form of Adaptation 11 19 2014 CONNECT esperanza s Hope Write a Letter to the Editor SoundOFF

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  • Mindfulness | Esperanza - Hope To Cope - Part 4
    esperanza August 5 2011 1 39 pm What do you do to stay in the moment and how does it help you Read more Mending through mindfulness By Robin L Flanigan August 5 2011 1 33 pm Learning to get out of your head and focus on the present isn t easy but a little practice yields big benefits Read more Nurtured by nature By Robin L Flanigan May 6 2011 3 15 pm Getting outdoors even if just for five minutes will lift your mood and calm your mind Read more Viewpoint Put on a Happy Face By Michael Rafferty January 5 2009 6 50 pm By Michael Rafferty Gray skies are gonna clear up Put on a happy face Brush off the clouds and cheer up Put on a Read more esperanza s hope In charge of change By esperanza January 1 1970 12 00 am By Vincent F Caimano PhD I was so tired of cycling in and out of depression I was in my early 50s and had had Read more PREVIOUS 1 2 3 4 CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues November 1 2015 2 07 pm Fall 2015 GLENNON DOYLE MELTON Truth warrior In her Momastery blog her popular speaking tours and her book Carry On Warrior Glennon Doyle Melton shows it s OK Read more August 1 2015 2 07 pm Summer 2015 LEE WOODRUFF STRESS TEST After a family crisis left Lee Woodruff with symptoms of depression and anxiety she found the courage to reach out for Read more May 5 2015 9 31 am Spring 2015 DEPRESSION WHAT BREED IS YOUR BLACK DOG The unwelcome pup looks different for everyone and your particular form of depression can make a difference in choosing Read more February 1 2015 2 12 pm Winter 2015 TAKE THIS TO THE BANK Stressing out about finances These strategies can help you take control of your wallet and your worries by Kelly James Enger Read more SoundOFF MOMS DEPRESSION What is it like to be a mom with depression What is hardest for you What helps you cope CLICK HERE TO ANSWER CURRENT RESEARCH Shake It Off Not So Easy for People with Depression New Brain Research Suggests 2 27 2015 Harsh winter brings some psychological benefits says UB researcher 2 24 2015 Study Linking Suicidal Behavior Psychotic Experiences May Yield Strategies to Help Prevent Suicide Attempts 2 24 2015 Suicide Risk Falls Substantially After Talk Therapy 11 20 2014 A New Test Measures Analytical Thinking Linked to Depression Fueling the Idea That Depression May Be a Form of Adaptation 11 19 2014 CONNECT esperanza s Hope Write a Letter to the Editor SoundOFF Forum Home About Us My Account Checkout Professional Writers Advertising Contact Us Partners Portal Cart Subscribe Back to Top Copyright 2015 Hope to Cope All Rights Reserved Newsletter Signup esperanza Magazine s e newsletter offers the latest research news healthy lifestyle features and inspirational profiles for our depression and anxiety community If you are a

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  • Safety Net | Esperanza - Hope To Cope
    the lock and key there is little filtering no delay and comments are hard to retract once they re posted Those filters may be even more porous for someone in the grip of depression Judgment is affected by the negative thinking of depression and you re likely to say or do things you wouldn t do at other times Boulos says Arthur who has clinical depression and anxiety lost friends after posting comments on social media during a mental health crisis It s easy to vent to the whole world about how you re feeling thinking nobody is listening explains Arthur who lives in the province of Ontario and while it s a great outlet things can be misconstrued misinterpreted taken too seriously or not seriously enough Even Jennifer who derives real benefit from having an online community calls social media a double edged sword She has had Facebook friends advise against being so open about her health matters In response she created a page with access restricted to people who cared about what was going on with me she says When I m trying to function at a basic level it s a way to get outside my head without expending a lot of energy Overuse spending way too much time online or overloading on social media can be another problem Heavy use of chat rooms computer gaming texting and the like raises the risk of depressive symptoms according to a Swedish study published in the October 2012 issue of BMC Psychiatry Not getting a good night s sleep appears to be a factor 24 7 support People who succumb to the lure of ever present connectivity may end up neglecting not only sleep but also real world relationships Katherine a 40 year old from Nova Scotia would spend eight hours a day online in 2004 She d recently been through a family tragedy and was coming to terms with a diagnosis of depression and generalized anxiety disorder The computer led her to a message board about personal transformation and creativity which she began to rely on for support It was just always on and always there recalls Katherine who was unable to work And I wasn t just checking that website once or twice a day I was constantly refreshing it and getting in conversations with people from all over the world who were doing more for me than most friends in my actual life It made me feel like I mattered In the unmonitored world of the message board however not every interaction will be therapeutic When another user responded to her posts with a hurtful and judgmental comment Katherine recalls It was a really big wake up call That was what took me to thinking Oh this isn t real life I can turn off the computer and it s not going to be the end of the world That kind of encounter could easily keep you stuck in your depression rather than helping you through it With the wisdom of experience however Katherine was able to draw strength from social media last winter when she found herself making major medical decisions for her mother who was in palliative care I was getting in conversations with people from all over the world who were doing more for me then most friends in my actual life It made me feel like I mattered Being with her mother meant leaving her usual support system back home So when Katherine started feeling overly anxious she d send private messages to her close friends through Facebook and they d respond with comforting suggestions to leave the bedside for a few minutes to cry or scream I felt like I had a safety net because it made people immediately accessible she explains And because they were able to respond so quickly it really stopped the anxiety from escalating to a point where I really thought I was going to lose it Cindy the woman who sometimes was housebound because of anxiety goes even further The Internet put a world of resources at her disposal when she was grappling with receiving her diagnosis and redefining her life It s been a tool that has given me the opportunity to explore the world around me and to grow as a human being she says It s also allowed me to examine my illness at the deepest level and then provided the answer to a question we all ask at times Where do I go from here Sidebar Best practices The Internet and social media can offer a wealth of support and direction when you re coping with depression Here are some ways to get the benefits while avoiding pitfalls Where Visit reputable websites with helpful information Mental health organizations offer tips on treatments supports and programs as well as publications and research Some allow you to sign up for newsletters or watch videos while others offer perspectives on depression from both consumers and experts You can also trust sites that end in gov government agencies and edu universities When Stay offline when you re at your lowest Reputable online communities can be great but when you re in a deep depression seek out people you know and trust including mental health professionals says Toronto psychiatrist Carolyn Boulos MD The Internet can t replace that kind of support Who Engage in online conversations only with people who are positive When someone posts an inappropriate or negative comment resist typing a response You don t have to attend every fight you re invited to says Katherine of Nova Scotia who learned the hard way after an unpleasant encounter on a message board What Be prudent about what you share and where you share it Remember that what goes on the Internet stays on the Internet forever Sidebar How much is too much It can be tempting to retreat to the computer when overwhelmed by depression And with smartphones making online access easier it s all

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  • Who’s In Your Corner? | Esperanza - Hope To Cope
    include DBSA NAMI local clinic or hospital Community Calendars 12 step programs If you can t find one where you live look for them on the Internet From right on this very page you can click Forum Tagged with Carol L Rickard coping strategies recovery Support system Wellness wellness strategies About the author Carol L Rickard Has 87 Articles Carol L Rickard LCSW is a leading authority on coping skills training She has written over a dozen publications conducted national training workshops on stress wellness and has over 20 years experience facilitating coping skills wellness groups in hospital based programs She is founder CEO of WellYOUniversity LLC a health education company dedicated to empowering individuals with the tools and supports to achieve lifelong wellness Her unique approach called Whole Brain Wellness is the result of having lived both sides of depression as the patient and as the professional Carol s latest books include Moving Beyond Depression LifeTools Emotional Eating and Putting Your Weight Loss on Auto Visit Carol s websites WellYOUniversity com and ThePowerofWordsEquote com LEAVE YOUR COMMENT Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked First Name or Nickname Do not use full name Email Message RELATED ARTICLES Tips For Managing Your Weight While Taking Medication February 11 2016 12 01 am Have you or someone you know ever had the experience of taking a particular medication and gaining a lot of weight What do you do Do Taking Shortcuts Really Work February 4 2016 12 01 am I recently discovered a new bad habit that I have When I get in a hurry I tend to take shortcuts The problem is the A New Way To Discover Some Hidden Strengths January 28 2016 12 01 am I LOVE learning new tools Better yet I love sharing new tools and I ve got a great one to share with you today I m a How Anger Gets A Bad Rap January 21 2016 12 01 am Are you someone who thinks it is bad to get angry Maybe you know someone like this Over the past 23 years I have worked CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues November 1 2015 2 07 pm Fall 2015 GLENNON DOYLE MELTON Truth warrior In her Momastery blog her popular speaking tours and her book Carry On Warrior Glennon Doyle Melton shows it s OK Read more August 1 2015 2 07 pm Summer 2015 LEE WOODRUFF STRESS TEST After a family crisis left Lee Woodruff with symptoms of depression and anxiety she found the courage to reach out for Read more May 5 2015 9 31 am Spring 2015 DEPRESSION WHAT BREED IS YOUR BLACK DOG The unwelcome pup looks different for everyone and your particular form of depression can make a difference in choosing Read more February 1 2015 2 12 pm Winter 2015 TAKE THIS TO THE BANK Stressing out about finances These strategies can help you take control of your wallet and your worries by Kelly

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