Are You Feeling Left Behind?

Has Depression Robbed You of Your Social Life?

 

Three common complaints that I see in social media, from depressed people, is that they have no friends, no social life, or no support group.  In fact, quite often they feel abandoned by their friends and family.

What if I were to tell...

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Stopping Anxiety - A review of a powerful self-help book.

 

Book Review: Stopping the Noise in Your Head by Dr. Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Rating: 9/10
Readability: 10/10
Recommended:  Yes

Dealing with anxiety, living with anxiety can be crippling. 

If you have anxiety issues, whether it is generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, OCD or...

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Failing to Plan Really is Planning To STRESS!!!

"IF YOU FAIL TO PLAN, YOU ARE PLANNING TO FAIL."

Yes, I know, it’s an old saying.  But the older I get, the more I realize that it is so very true.  

I guess in today’s world the saying could be updated to say, “Failing to Plan is Planning to Stress Out!”

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Am I Anti-Medication? Conversation over a good steak dinner!

The other night, I caught up with a friend over dinner.  We ended up at Barberian's Steak House in downtown Toronto.  They had a wine list that was 108 pages long!  Great food, excellent service.

During our conversation, of course we talked about my work here at Defying...

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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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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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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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