depression |diˈpreSHən| noun
“Severe despondency and dejection, typically felt over a period of time and accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy.
A condition of mental disturbance characterized by depression to a greater degree than seems warranted by the external circumstances, typically with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life.”
According to the World Health Organization, April 2016:
Clinical depression is different than the occasional mood fluctuations of not being able to handle occasional issues.
It turns into a serious problem when it is long-lasting or if the moods seriously impact daily living.
Depression affects one in 10 Americans, but can be higher in different ethnicities or even the state that you live in.
African-Americans and Hispanics have the highest rate of depression.
States with the highest rates of depression are mainly southern/midwestern U.S., including:
West Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Unemployed people and recently divorced people are more likely to suffer from depression.
Depression is most prevalent in people ages 45-64.
Women have a much higher rate than men, and postpartum depression affects one out of every 10 new mothers.
There ARE effective treatments for depression.
However, up to 80% of individuals
suffering from depression
Do Not Receive Any Treatment!
Fewer than half of the people affected in the whole world, and less than 10% in some countries, do not receive the services that they need.
This is due to many reasons, including lack of resources or services available, lack of trained providers, lack of funds to pay for services, lack of insurance, or a misdiagnosis.
There is also
the social stigma
which goes along with
a mental illness
that prevents many
It is said that 60-80% of all sufferers can be successfully treated with some type of therapy for mild to moderate depression, and antidepressants for moderate to severe depression.
Antidepressants are Not Recommended for children, and adolescents should only be on them with much supervision, as some antidepressants are known to cause suicidal feelings in some people.
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We Are NOT Advocating
Not seeing a specialist
when depression has reached a state
whereby it is affecting a person’s daily living activities.
We are just wanting to provide a few options that may ease some of the symptoms, such as lethargy, sleeplessness, nervousness, or anxiety, that may occur with a mild depressive episode.
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S.A.D. Light Therapy Box - Light therapy boxes, or SAD light therapy, are finally being taken seriously as an aid for lifting depression.
The National Institute of Mental Health has been been using light therapy with success since the early 1980’s.
Many researchers in the U.S. and abroad have had much success with light therapy. A recent study has been published in the American Medical Association’s journal ‘JAMA Psychiatry’.
The Mayo Clinic states that Light Therapy is ‘a proven treatment’ for SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. It has also been found ‘promising’ in the treatment of major depressive disorder, postpartum depression, and bipolar disorder.
“This is Dr Bach's central message:
We Are All Healers.
Everyone can use the remedies.
Everyone can Heal and
in the process
Understand Who They Are and
Take Charge of
Their Own Destinies.”
Can Art And Music Therapy Heal Your Body? - Art and music therapy has made its way from alternative therapy into some mainstream medical centers and hospitals.
Are oil paints and musical instruments medical devices? In the strictest sense of the word, they’re obviously not.
However, it’s equally obvious that the arts have a potent therapeutic effect on our systems.
Increasingly, they’re being seen not just as a way to enrich our lives, but also to improve our health.
Some medical practitioners even see the arts as a therapy in themselves which can be as effective as medication in some cases. If you need proof of this shift in attitudes among the medical community, consider this – nearly 50% of US health care institutions have some sort of arts programs.
The effects of music, painting and other art forms go beyond giving patients a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of empowerment.
Creative pursuits can also have a tangible physical effect, reducing symptoms like high blood pressure and heart rate, for example, even as they provide patients with a means of expressing themselves at a stressful time in their lives.
Using Music As Therapy As A Tool For Healing! - Researchers have finally discovered that using music as therapy can be quite effective for healing.
We’ve long known that music can be a soothing or stimulating influence.
It can make us laugh, cry, feel energized or calmed, hyper or meditative, angry or serene.
Music is something which taps deeply into our emotional core as human beings.
Using music as a healing therapy is as old as the days of Aristotle and Plato.
The earliest known reference to music as therapy was an article written in 1789. In the early 1800’s articles written on the therapeutic value of music were beginning to be written in medical journals.
It wasn’t until the 1940’s that music as therapy was to begin to be organized into a clinical profession.
In the United States, using music for its healing powers began after both World War 1 and World War 2, when musicians of all types would visit the VA hospitals to help ease the pain, monotony and loneliness that was found there. There was much suffering going on in the hospitals, in the form of physical as well as emotional traumas. The musicians were making such an impact on the health of the veterans, that the doctors kept requesting them to come back.
"What Good ...
Is Sitting ...
Alone In Your Room?
Come Hear The Music Play!
Life Is A Cabaret, ol' Chum
Come To The Cabaret!"
(Sorry, listening to that song right now! Simplistic, Yes, but ... it Means You CAN CREATE Your Own LIFE, Your Own HAPPINESS, starting this very moment! Have Fun NOW!)
Herbal Remedies For Anxiety That Really Work! - There are a number of herbal remedies for anxiety that do really work!
Anxiety has unfortunately become a way of life for millions of people. Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental illnesses in America. Our fast paced, instantaneous, electronic lives have taken a toll on our bodies.
So many of us are always anxious, tense, impatient, tired, restless, on edge, irritable, moody, depressed, and/or achy. We fight traffic to be able to live in a nice neighborhood and work at a good job. We worry about our kids, grandkids, parents, siblings, house, car, school, neighbors, government, taxes, bills, money…health… Our levels of stress are usually high.
We go to doctors that try one more test, one more drug after another, one more specialist... to try to help our symptoms.
Our pharmaceutical and health care industry, and our government have a lot of control over our lives, our wallets, and our HEALTH.
It Really Is About Time That We Take Responsibility and Action
for Our Own HEALTH and WELL-BEING, Don’t You Think?!
There are MANY Alternative Ways To Heal Anxiety!
Herbal Sleep Remedies That Soothe You To Sleep! - Herbal sleep remedies are a great alternative to prescription and over-the-counter medications to help you sleep.
The wrong sleeping medication can disrupt your sleep cycle, causing you to miss out on the Deep Sleep that is needed by our bodies.
Unfortunately also, many sleep medications are addictive.
Do you cringe at the thought of prescription sleep medication? Do you wish you didn’t have to tax your body any more as you struggle to fall asleep?
What if there were safer options out there that didn’t have side effects associated with them?
What if these natural alternatives could deliver a better sleep than you imagined possible?
Some pharmaceutical drugs for sleep go to work quickly, but half the dosage is eliminated in 2-5 hours, which is why you may still wake up during the night.
Some may be longer lasting, up to 24 hours, but will leave you groggy in the morning.
Side effects of sleep medications can be dizziness, weakness, headaches, dry mouth, constipation, and daytime drowsiness.
Some can cause ‘rebound insomnia’ when you stop taking them, keeping you tossing and turning during the night.
Most prescription sleep aids have the potential for addiction!
THAT Is All It Takes ...
EVERY SINGLE THING
Foods For Healing Your Body Through Diet - Believe it or not, there are Foods for Healing that can transform your health in ways that Nothing else can.
There’s an old saying, You Are What You Eat.
There is a lot of truth in those words, you ARE what you eat.
People who consume lots of processed and fatty foods tend to struggle with a lot of health issues. These includes obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other problems that are less likely if you consume healthier foods.
If you are struggling with your health or weight or moods, consider looking at the foods you are eating and discover how good foods can actually help improve your health.
Best Homeopathic Remedies For Anxiety - Believe it or not, homeopathic remedies for anxiety are often more effective than most drugs and medications that you could get from your doctor.
Everyone feels anxiety now and then and it can be a perfectly natural reaction to external events.
However, when anxiety becomes a frequent or even daily part of our lives, it’s a sign that something is wrong.
This near constant feeling of being on edge or even all out panic can be very debilitating to your body.
If you are looking for an essential oil for anxiety treatment, you will find that there are many options to soothe your anxiety and stress symptoms!
Essential oils smell amazing and have many health benefits. Using quality, therapeutic grade essential oils can be a very powerful way to find anxiety relief.
When you breathe in the scent of essential oils, your nose’s olfactory receptors communicate with the area of the brain called the amygdala. The amygdala are 2 small, almond shaped areas made up of nuclei, at the base of your brain. This is where emotions and memories such as trauma and abuse are stored, and where our 'fight or flight' reactions begin.
Many researchers believe that breathing in the essential oil molecules helps to stimulate this area of the brain that affects mental, physical, and emotional health.
The sense of smell has been said to be the most powerful way to affect our subconscious.
Sesquiterpenes are molecules that are in essential oils, and they are capable of crossing the blood/brain barrier. This has a great impact on oxygenating the brain.
The combination of this action, plus the aromas of the essential oils, has been shown to have a big impact on releasing emotional trauma, stress and anxiety.
Anxiety is a huge problem today, and millions of anxiety sufferers turn to taking anxiety medications to deal with this problem.
There are so many disorders that have anxiety as a symptom - depression, substance abuse, anxiety disorder, bipolar, panic attacks, anxiety attacks, agoraphobia, attention deficit disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, clinical depression, panic disorder.... it's a nearly endless list, and these are only the top ones!
Meditation Made Easy! - There are innumerable health benefits to meditating daily.
How Paraliminals Can Heal You - If you’ve ever listened to recordings designed for relaxation or meditation, you probably have some idea of what paraliminals are all about, even if you’ve never heard the word before.
Paraliminals Really Can Help You Heal!
Chances are that you’re aware of the many benefits that meditation and other relaxation techniques can have for mental, emotional and physical health; they are tools which are designed to make it easier and faster for users to achieve the state of deep relaxation characteristic of meditation.
Paraliminals are a good fit for our hectic lifestyles.
Some meditation techniques take time and effort to achieve. We don’t all have the freedom in our schedule to take an hour or two to get into a deep meditative state so that we can enjoy the benefits – that’s where these recordings come in.
Instead of taking an hour or more, these tools allow us to enjoy the same kind of mental relaxation in a fraction of the time, sometimes only about 20 minutes.
Just because you have a busy schedule
doesn't mean that you can't
reap the rewards of
Healing With Law Of Attraction - Law of Attraction,
One of The Most
Controversial Subjects in the World.
Also one of My Most Favorite Subjects in the World,
(along with helping people to Heal Alternatively)!
Most People DO believe in ‘Like Attracts Like’, when it comes to people, animals, science, homeopathy…. but for some reason, once you start talking about universal energies and vibrations and the law of attraction, that just kind of shuts people’s minds off! ?!
I don’t understand.
Maybe because I feel like I have known from a fairly young age, that there was So Much More To Life than what the ‘average’ person was living, and I decided early on that I didn’t want to be Average.
I grew up loving to read, thanks to my parents always having books and newspapers and magazines around, along with all of us having well-used library cards.
I Know that I was a very young teenager when I started reading and thinking (maybe a bit too much!) about … death… and life… reincarnation … aliens (thanks Dad!) .... walk-ins…. astral traveling, other dimensions and parallel universes and chariots of the gods and noah’s ark and ufos and soul mates and twin souls and black holes and meditating, improving oneself, being outdoors in nature, eating healthy, avoiding doctors ..…
Alternative Health -
Healing with the Law of Attraction -
My Most Favorite Subjects
In The World!
"LIFE IS SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD!"
"HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND WELL-BEING ARE OUR BIRTHRIGHTS!"
I have been listening to and watching Esther and Jerry Hicks and their Most Awesome Crew, along with the group of entities that they communicate with called Abraham, for a long, long time.
Many long-term listeners would probably agree with me, and Abraham themselves would admit, that Abraham just basically repeats themselves over and over again!
But in a hundred thousand different ways, shapes and forms, in order for our (little) brains to actually Get IT.
What is 'IT'?
YOU CREATE YOUR OWN REALITY.
And You Need To Get Happy.
That’s basically IT!
You Create Your Own REALITY.
You create your own Life,
you created what you have in front of you,
And people will say, No, I am sure that I do not create my own reality. I am sure that I did not create this illness, this bad relationship, this job, this car, this empty bank account ...
That’s Impossible. Why would I do That?!
And Abraham would say…
Nothing in this Universe comes and tries to ‘get you’. The Nature of the Universe is Joy. It is Wellness and Well-Being. It is Abundance Flowing Towards Us. It is the Light. There Is No Darkness, there is Only Light.
This is a Universe of Attraction - Like Attracts Like - like a Magnet you Attract it all to you.
Whether you Believe or not.
Like Gravity, Attraction is Law.
I would like to share with You
Law of Attraction,
Health, LOA, Healing and
Resources that have
Helped ME Throughout MY LIFE of
Learning and Healing and
Changing and Growing!
I ONLY Want To Show You Here
That There ARE ALWAYS
No Matter WHAT It Is
That You Are
Needing To HEAL!!
Please Always Keep Reading and Learning!
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It's A New Day!
It's A New Life!
with Michael Bublé!
(listen while you read!)