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Hate the Holidays? You Are Not Alone

Hate the Holidays? You Are Not Alone

If you find yourself hating the holidays, don’t worry you are not alone in your hatred for this time of year (Ideas for Managing Depression Over the Holidays). The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is supposed to be warm, fuzzy, and happy but for many of us, it’s not. Many of us actually hate the holidays.

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What Positive People Do to Feel Happier Every Day

What Positive People Do to Feel Happier Every Day

Positive people don't have to work hard at staying positive. Positive people stay happier because they do one little thing. It's easy. Really! Take a look.There is one step positive people take to feel happier. I’ve always admired positive people, and now I am one. I found that I can be a positive person in only one step. That one step positive people take is to surround themselves with positivity. Really, that’s all it takes to be a positive person and join the ranks of positive people living fulfilling lives.

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How to Survive Depression Relapse

How to Survive Depression Relapse

When you have chronic depression or bipolar disorder, depression relapse seems inevitable and you need to know how to survive depression relapse. I’ve been in treatment for bipolar disorder for almost 12 years and I still struggle with these relapses. Here are some tips I gleaned recently on how to survive a depression relapse.

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How to Experience Peace in Uncertainty

How to Experience Peace in Uncertainty

It’s hard to experience peace in uncertainty. If I always knew how the chips would fall life would be easy and I would be happy, right? I’m not sure if certainty really leads to bliss, but I do know it’s possible to experience peace in uncertainty.

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Emotional Resilience — Bounce Back from Difficulty

Emotional Resilience — Bounce Back from Difficulty

Developing emotional resilience does not exempt you from stress. But if you can develop resilience, you will bounce back from difficulty more easily. Read this.

Developing emotional resilience does not exempt you from life’s stressors. It helps you maintain hope when you have to face those stressors (Resilience: Getting Up When Mental Illness Knocks You Down). If you can learn how to bounce back from difficulty, you will adapt rather than succumb to adversity. Learn how to develop your emotional resilience. Here’s how.

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Positive Actions Will Lead to Positive Thinking

Positive Actions Will Lead to Positive Thinking

I believe that positive actions will lead to positive thinking. To paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi, what you think ultimately determines your actions. With depression, however, sometimes you have to consciously choose actions in order to change your thinking. Positive actions will lead to positive thinking.

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How to Stay Positive in a Negative World

How to Stay Positive in a Negative World

It's difficult to stay positive when the world feels so full of negativity. But it's possible. Here's how I stay positive despite the stress around me.

Staying positive in this negative world is an important part of living a blissful life. Election seasons brings the need for this to the surface. I’ve learned a few ways to stay positive without letting negativity take up my time.

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A Simple Breathing Exercise Reduces Stress, Creates Serenity

A Simple Breathing Exercise Reduces Stress, Creates Serenity

I did a simple, breathing exercise before I started to type this blog. I do this six second breathing exercise every time I sit down at the computer to clear my mind and calm my soul. This easy breathing exercise can create serenity for you, too.

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Three Steps to Stress Relief: It Can Be Easier Than You Think

Three Steps to Stress Relief: It Can Be Easier Than You Think

Last Friday I found myself searching for every stress relief tool I had (Stress Busters: 22 Ways To Be Kind To Yourself). Someone had stolen my car while I was sleeping the night before. I desperately wanted to stay relaxed and peaceful in the midst of the chaos. I needed some stress relief, and I needed it now.

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Emotional Healing Enhanced By a Sense Of Worthiness

Emotional Healing Enhanced By a Sense Of Worthiness

When it comes to emotional healing, I see more and more how important our sense of worthiness is in the process. Emotional healing can’t happen if you believe you’re worthless. I created a video about worthiness and belonging a few weeks ago, and I can’t seem to shake the importance a sense of worthiness has in emotional healing and in living a blissful life. So I decided to do a follow-up blog to include emotional healing.

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