depression

Can depression be treated? Can depression sufferers find relief without medication? Understanding Depression I think depression is very misunderstood. So often it is treated as a defect or a personality problem. Studies have shown that long term depression comes from the way our brains develop in childhood. The implication is that adverse childhood conditions of abuse…

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Have you ever wondered what causes addiction? Does it seem sometimes that all around us is one form of addiction or another? Entertainment, shopping, work, the internet, sex, food, drugs, alcohol? The Cause Of Addiction Stress and addiction are actually “cause and effect” according to Yogi Amrit Desai, founder of Kripalu Yoga. His thinking is…

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Addiction is often misunderstood as a weakness of the will when in fact it is more complex than that. Addiction is closely related to stress.  According to Yogi Amrit Desai, founder of Kripalu Yoga, stress and addiction are actually cause and effect as explained in a June, 2010 article in Natural Awakenings, Healing the Root Cause of Addiction with…

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As an HSP with PTSD, I spent a lot of years confused and stressed. When I first had my “delayed onset” symptoms of PTSD I did not know what they were—still less that highly sensitive people tend to have an excess of the stress hormone cortisol and also often suffer from poor sleep. I am…

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Do you think that there is something wrong with you when you are depressed? Suppose you are depressed because there is something right with you. Possible? Depression And The Aching Heart What is the message of depression? Often when we think of depression we think of loss, disappointment and other feelings connected to our external lives.…

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Any type of depression is tricky to heal since it can present itself in many ways. It can range from temporary mood swings to more persisting feelings of dejection or self-pity over an extended period of time. In its most extreme form, depression can even present itself as severe melancholia, leading the sufferer to contemplate…

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A funny thing happened one day – I fell in love with a pink tutu. Actually, I really fell in love with a couple, their story and the healing effects of a pink tutu. I hope you will too. Who Knew, Pink Tutu? In 2003 Bob Carey put on a pink tutu and took pictures.…

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When you put food into your mouth, you are not really eating. Why? Because most food has very little nourishment.. How this came to be is a story for another time.  However it is important for you to realize that what passes for food in the United States is sugar and a bunch of chemicals…

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Scientists have been researching the link between stress, cortisol and weight. Because addiction and stress are related, scientists have been wondering if a similar relationship exists between stress and food. The research is showing that people use drugs and food to self-medicate when they are living in situations which pose an extreme threat to the…

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Are you under a lot of stress? Is the stress you experience chronic? Are you also a highly sensitive person? Why HSPs Can Suffer From Diabetes Diabetes is a risk for people who suffer from chronic stress because chronic stress keeps the body’s digestive system out of balance. Stress puts the body into a state…

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