Depression

New Year Resolution

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s that time again when we make a commitment to do things better in the coming year than we had in the past.  For some that means taking better care of their bodies by eating better or exercising.  For others it is making a commitment to be better organized in terms of time, money or even in keeping the clutter from piling up.  I would do well to pick any or all of those.  However, this year my resolution is to increase three specific things: connection, rest and forgiveness.  Anyone who has failed at past New Year’s resolutions knows that sometimes intentionality is not enough to...

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Is Shoulding All Over Yourself Causing Anxiety, Depression or Anger?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Anger, Anxiety, Depression | 0 comments

I came downstairs this morning and saw several pairs of shoes by the door, dishes on the counter from the night before and stacks of paper and mail on the counters.  This sight stirred a deep sigh and I said to myself “I really should be better at keeping the house picked up.” Many Christian therapists have been critical of the controversial theorist Albert Ellis, who often used provocative phrases such as “shoulding all over yourself” to describe what people do when they live in bondage to their “should” and “should not” beliefs. However, Ellis’s use of crass statements...

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Food for Thought… How Food Might Affect Your Mood

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in Depression | 0 comments

Food for Thought… How Food Might Affect Your Mood

There is growing evidence to suggest that the food we eat affects not just our physical health but also our mental health, in terms of both cognitive abilities as well as the effect on our moods.  Food alone is not a cure for depression or anxiety.  However, research is showing that nutrient rich foods appear to be aiding the healing process for people receiving counseling services for mood related concerns. I hesitate to list the foods that researchers are finding to be mood boosters for concern that the reader will see the list as what they “should” be doing, adding to their depressed...

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