Getting Through the Dark Days of Winter - How to Survive and Thrive

The holidays are over; the skies are dark and grey;  the days are short, and the nights are long.   The cloudy skies impede sunlight, and the leafless trees look naked and depressing.  Yup - it's that time of year again!   But the grey and the cold don't have to get you down.  These are manageable conditions - if...

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When the Holidays Aren't So Merry and Bright - How to Cope and Heal

It happens every year.  The days get shorter, the nights get longer, and the air gets colder.  The leaves have fallen from the trees, and the remaining branches look stark and lifeless against a chilly grey sky.  You brace yourself for yet another icy winter, pulling out the sweaters, mittens, and long underwear.   And some years,...

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Depression Today - Why It's Spreading So Fast, and How to Help

Depression in the twenty-first century has become an affliction of unprecedented magnitude.  In recent decades, it has become the number one cause of disability, a top contributor to out-of-control medical costs, and even a top cause of death in young and old.   But it wasn't always so.  In fact, in all of recorded human history,...

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