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Living with a Mood or Anxiety Disorder: “Why Me?”

will i always be depressed

There has to be a reason, right? Subterranean and stratospheric mood, muscle-freezing anxiety, bound helplessness, dark isolation, cold hopelessness. I mean, there must be a reason it’s happening to us. “Why me?” we ask, begging for answers. Are there any? For me, yes. But let’s see what you think…

Washington & Lafayette: What These Guys Taught Me

how to find the meaning of life

History holds so many lessons for us. Some are hard learning from despicable people and events. But then there’s the wonderful teaching that could only come from goodness and love. That’s what George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette brought to my life. And I’d like to share it with you…

Eating Disorders: The Need-to-Know Facts

why do i have anorexia

Worldwide, some 70 million people suffer from an eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of all the emotional/mental disorders. In addition to those facts, there’s huge comorbidity with the mood and anxiety disorders. Definitely Chipur discussion material…

Do We Have Free Will When Living with an Emotional or Mental Disorder?

do i have a choice to be mentally ill

Now and then I wonder if I have any choices at all when it comes to the impact of my emotional and mental circumstances upon my life. I suppose it really comes down to the concept of free will. I mean, do we have it? Come along with me on this necessary chat. I hope you’ll find it thought-provoking… 

Relaxation-Induced Anxiety: What & Why You Need to Know

why can’t i relax

“My therapist keeps telling me to do relaxing things like meditation, yoga, and mindfulness exercises. Why doesn’t she believe me when I tell her they make my anxiety worse?” I’m sure your therapist isn’t trying to be a meanie, but show her this article next session. Relaxation-induced anxiety is the real deal…