Archives for Depression Counseling

Laugh At Your Own Risk

I have to admit, when a long-time friend ended his story about an exceptionally crappy day with “And when I got home and got out of my car, a squirrel peed on me,” I laughed. Luckily, my friend laughed with me. Together we chuckled at how life can be so
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Do You Live with a Depressed Spouse? Take These 5 Simple Steps

If you live with a depressed person, you know how hard it can be—sometimes harder than being depressed yourself. Depression wreaks havoc on relationships and, according to one study, it makes divorce nine times more likely. While none of us can make another person get better or get help, it
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A Simple Way To Beat The Thanksgiving Blues

Thanksgiving, like many holidays, can be a double-edged sword. One the one hand, it’s an opportunity to spend some quality time with loved ones and relax a little; yet on the other hand, it can be a powerful reminder of what is missing in our lives and relationships. We are
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Is Anger The Kathy Griffin Of Emotions?

“Anger as soon as fed is dead- ‘Tis starving makes it fat.” Emily Dickinson Asking someone who is mad “What’s underneath the anger?” has become such a widely accepted catchall pseudo-caring response that I fear being outcast for suggesting otherwise. It patronizes, rejects and invalidates the person’s feelings and tops
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Sadness Gone Mad

On the surface, 27-year-old Bill Zeller was on track for a life of success and content. He was a popular fifth-year doctoral student in Princeton’s computer science program and had already made headlines for creating software programs such as MyTunes and Graph your Inbox. But in the early morning hours
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3 Steps To Unlock The Power Of Bad Feelings

“My friend…care for your psyche…know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves” -Socrates In Laugh at your own Risk I said that we don’t have to endure feelings of envy or jealousy and promised to discuss their origins and tips on how to
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