QUIT FLIPPING OUT: Responding vs Reacting

Season 4: Episode 4 - Responding vs Reacting.

If you are guilty of flipping out a little too often, then this video is for you.  Taking the time to respond as opposed to having a knee-jerk reaction will improve your overall mental health and well-being.

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Anxiety and Depression: Victim or Survivor

"If there is something wrong, those of us who have the ability to take action, have the responsibility to take action."

-- Nicolas Cage as Benjamin Gates, in the film National Treasure.

Perhaps you saw National Treasure and remember that line, as Ben and Riley decide that they must steal the...

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A book review


WARNING: This book review contains coarse language.


Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A Counter-Intuitive Approach To Living A Good Life by Mark Manson.

Rating: 8 out of 10
Readability: 10 out of 10
Recommended:  YES

REVIEW


Well, that book title certainly got my...

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Be Fully Present

An All Too Common Sad Situation

Have you ever been with someone, and you got the sense that even though you were right in front of them, that their mind was elsehwere?  I'm sure everyone has experienced this at some point.  I bet it didn't make you feel very good!

Unfortunately, we are...

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Toxic Relationships: Recognizing and Dealing with Them

TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS

You have the right to be treated with respect by anyone you encounter and you have the duty to be respectful.

 

Toxic Relationships.  We've all had them.  Usually learned a hard lesson from them.  Often, when looking back, we wonder, could we have handled...

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Facing Depression Takes Courage and Commitment

"Some days the battle isn't hard, ... and then there are the days from hell"

When you fight anxiety and/or depression day in and day out, taking care of yourself isn't something we can take for granted.  In fact, it makes caring for yourself much more difficult than for the average...

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You Can Beat Depression

 

I have struggled with depression and anxiety issues for most of my adult life and late teens.  I am intimately familiar with depression's vice-like grip on your mind.  The grip it has seems to be invincible.

The amount of energy you needed to expend just to try to feel normal, on...

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Stop Suicide: It Starts With You

Suicide Prevention

"Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem."

In the past few days, there have been two high profile suicides:  Kate Spade, and Anthony Bourdain.

I have to admit that I never knew them.  In fact, I never watched any of their shows.  Yet, their...

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Stress is good for you? SAY WHAT?!

Stress of a Family Emergency and My Depression



Several weeks ago, my elderly father took ill, rather suddenly.  I was also in the process of setting up a new office for my business.  To add to this situation, the hospital, the office, and my home, are all an hour apart by car, like a...

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