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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Mother's Day Message

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Happy Mother's Day

To all the wonderful women out there who chose to be Mothers, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU for caring.

THANK YOU for sacrificing.

THANK YOU for listening.

THANK YOU for encouraging.

THANK YOU for role modelling.

THANK YOU for protecting us.

THANK YOU staying up all night.

THANK YOU for...

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Book Review: The No Bullshit Guide to Depression by Steven Skoczen

Book Review:  The No BullShit Guide to Depression by Steven Skoczen.

Part of Defying Depression's mandate is to provided reviews and recommendations for self-help materials such as books, online courses, seminars, etc.  Today we are looking at  The No Bullshit Guide to...

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2 Things You Can Do To Feel Better Every Day

Stress, Anxiety and Depression

 

Stress, anxiety and depression can really take their toll on a person.  They become a constant drain your mental and emotional energy and leave you feeling lifeless -- or even worse.  They can rob you of the happiness and joy that you should be...

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What to Do When a Friend Tells You They Are Depressed or Dealing With Depression

How to Respond to a Depressed Friend

If you've never dealt with depression personally, it can be difficult to know what to do, what to say, to a close friend who reaches out to you. Remember, your friend has just paid you a HUGE compliment by confiding in you.

In this video, I talk about what you...

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Accept Responsibility and Become Empowered: Anxiety and Depression

Society, Social Media, and Mental Health.

 

Anxiety and depression are afflictions that many people suffer from -- to varying degrees.  Mental health, in North America, is finally starting to get the attention it deserves in society.  But awareness and ending of the stigma...

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