Depression: Are you hanging out in the negative room or in the positive room?

Wouldn't life be great if we could just go to another room whenever we feel negative? In this new room we would focus on and only feel good thoughts and feelings. Oh Wait... It is possible! Read on: I just read a piece about identifying our negative thoughts. I once tried to do this. Well... Continue Reading →

Christians, we can be thankful even when things do not go our way.

Dr. Charles Stanley, in a recent devotional, said: Draw from Him the strength to endure. No one has the ability within himself to endure hardships with gratefulness. Only by relying on the Lord can believers go through adversity with an appreciative heart. Until Next Time~ Blessings, Kate Photo by Ihor Malytskyi on Unsplash

To Get In A Happy Mood…

I read a post today which put me in a good mood. I am hoping where I go with this will spark some ideas in you-- all of you. chicoinematt  on The Simple Catholic wrote an article Gratitude is Our Oxygen  in which he states: "Thankfulness breeds kindness, productivity, and leads to reciprocity between individuals." There was a... Continue Reading →

Get Rid of Toxic People!

I know you feel defeated, but life is still going on and therefore there is still time for change. Are you surrounded by negative people talking behind your back or gossiping about others? DROP THEM like their hot. There is NO good that comes from keeping company with negative people. So, you think you will... Continue Reading →

When Life Gives You Anxiety

Photo by Gabriel Matula on Unsplash Philippians 4:6-7  Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. ... Continue Reading →

Hypo-mania Use it or Lose it

I find myself in a position I usually LONG for. I am in the middle of hypomania today. I have bipolar II ( --Bipolar II disorder is a bipolar spectrum disorder characterized by at least one hypomanic episode and at least one major depressive episode; with this disorder, depressive episodes are more frequent and more... Continue Reading →

Overcoming Anxiousness

Guest post by Paul Balius

He Has You

In my life I had grown into a person filled with anxiousness. My worries grew in my mind to where the anxiousness of what might happen was as bad or worse than what often did happen. Anxiousness ruled me and was ruining me. Not even the science of man could help me.

I believe anxiousness is so pervasive across humanity, that not one soul is alive who is not affected by it. Consider what is making you anxious at this very moment. We have become a people consumed by our anxieties. We worry ourselves to death, literally.

I want you to know, there is a cure for anxiousness. That cure is not found in medicine but by the healing powers of heaven. You may need natural medicine for a time, and you get those as needed, but never substitute entirely the devices of man for the power of God. Seek…

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Depression – A Multi-Pronged Attack

Guest post from Katie of How I Killed Betty

How I Killed Betty!

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You are in a well. A deep, dark well with murky, warm water up to your thighs. If you look up, you can see a tiny chink of light, but it’s a long, long way away.

You are not alone down there in the well. There are many others. It is not frightening because it’s familiar. You’ve been here before. It almost feels quite comfortable, perhaps even safe.

Around the inner sides of the well are ladders, ropes and the occasional handle of all shapes and sizes. Some are short, some long, some a little broken and some sturdy. But not one of them reaches the whole way up to the light at the very top.

And on every ladder and rope, there are people trying to climb up. There are young people, old people, black, white, rich and poor, all heaving themselves up, slipping…

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Well Meaning But Not Necessarily Well Received

I just said something that came off as shallow, even though there was a lot of truth in it. A friend who is struggling with depression was sharing with me, and I found myself trying to be encouraging-- but maybe that isn’t what she needed. Maybe, at that moment, she just needed to be heard.... Continue Reading →

Depression—Who is in Your Corner

 I have depression. I’m actually-- Bipolar II = the kind that mostly stays depressed. Right now, I’m stable on my medicine. It took over 2 years to come up with a good combination for me with this doctor. I had already been trying with other doctors for 12 years.  I keep track of my moods... Continue Reading →

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