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How to Love Your Authentic Self. 10 Quick and Easy Ways to Boost Your Mood. Photo Credit When things don’t go your way, it’s tempting to grab a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, start an hours long Netflix binge, and wallow in self-pity.

10 Quick and Easy Ways to Boost Your Mood

However, time is your most valuable resource. 11351ce89553730c9949ca592abf862f.jpg (JPEG Image, 500 × 624 pixels) How To Be Happy: 20 Ways To Practice Self-Love. Meditation and All Of It’s Benefits! I have had a regular mediation practice for a while now.

Meditation and All Of It’s Benefits!

I used to be quite regimented and wake up a half hour early each morning and do it first thing for at least 20 minutes. Back On Pointe. Adventures in Depression. Depression Part Two. I remember being endlessly entertained by the adventures of my toys.

Depression Part Two

Some days they died repeated, violent deaths, other days they traveled to space or discussed my swim lessons and how I absolutely should be allowed in the deep end of the pool, especially since I was such a talented doggy-paddler. I didn't understand why it was fun for me, it just was. But as I grew older, it became harder and harder to access that expansive imaginary space that made my toys fun. I remember looking at them and feeling sort of frustrated and confused that things weren't the same. I played out all the same story lines that had been fun before, but the meaning had disappeared.

Depression feels almost exactly like that, except about everything. What It's Like Inside the Psychological Purgatory of Depression. The following story first appeared on Your Tango.

What It's Like Inside the Psychological Purgatory of Depression

I've heard depression described as walking towards a sunset. You can see the light ahead of you, but even when you're basking in the warmth of the light, you're always aware that the darkness isn't more than a heartbeat away. That sounds pretty accurate, but what makes depression so hard for those on the outside ― and even those on the inside ― to understand, is that being depressed and being happy aren't always mutually exclusive.

People with depression can be happy, sad or funny just like anyone else. The Sacred Hour: Rise Before the Sun. This post comes from our Australia contributor, Miann Scanlan.

The Sacred Hour: Rise Before the Sun

Follow along with her on Instagram @freepeopleaustralia When the world is still and the breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you… The outside world is still dark, stars faintly glimmer from light years away and the slightest hint of cool color blankets the night sky. The breeze is almost still as it whispers silently through the trees. Birds don’t chirp, cars don’t drive past. 13 Natural Remedies for Depression. I’ve been on depression medication since I was 9 years old, well technically it was prescribed for anxiety in the beginning, but soon I was treated for both.

13 Natural Remedies for Depression

Herbal Remedies For Anxiety. When the weather turns cool and dry in the fall, imbalances in the body can bring about unpleasant feelings of nervousness and anxiety.

Herbal Remedies For Anxiety

I personally have suffered from anxiety since I was a wee little child, and lately have been experiencing symptoms more than usual. I’m always drawn to discovering new herbal remedies, so I made a little trip to local spot Herbiary to acquire some new knowledge – and some herbs. While there are many different types of herbs that help soothe feelings of anxiety, the expert behind the counter recommended these 4 as prime choices. Lavender is always the first herb that comes to mind when it comes to relaxation. 7 things people with anxiety want their loved ones to know. It’s the end-of-year time for reflection and we’re thinking back to all the HelloGiggles stories that we truly loved in 2014.

7 things people with anxiety want their loved ones to know

Here’s just one of our faves, which was originally published on August 20, 2014. I have anxiety, and I believe I can speak for everyone with anxiety when I say this: it’s gotta be hard to be close to us. Specific changes in brain structure after different forms of child abuse. Different forms of childhood abuse increase the risk for mental illness as well as sexual dysfunction in adulthood, but little has been known about how that happens.

Specific changes in brain structure after different forms of child abuse

An international team of researchers, including the Miller School's Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has discovered a neural basis for this association. The study, published in the June 1 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, shows that sexually abused and emotionally mistreated children exhibit specific and differential changes in the architecture of their brain that reflect the nature of the mistreatment. Researchers have known that victims of childhood abuse often suffer from psychiatric disorders later in life, including sexual dysfunction following sexual abuse.

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse or Neglect. Depression-Topic Overview. Is this topic for you?

Depression-Topic Overview

This topic covers depression in adults. For information on: What is depression? Depression is an illness that causes you to feel sad, lose interest in activities that you've always enjoyed, withdraw from others, and have little energy. It's different from normal feelings of sadness, grief, or low energy. Many people, and sometimes their families, feel embarrassed or ashamed about having depression. How To Feel Better When You’re Alone. The feeling of being alone is one that we have all experienced.

Sometimes we choose to be alone, and other times it comes as a result of things we can’t control. 4 Ways To Be Less Stressed Out ... Right Now. Signs That You’ve Been Abused by a Narcissist.