I Love You

I Love You

It began with a question: “Am I good enough for this world?” The question triggers an uncertainty, a nagging doubt, which eventually attaches to your soul, like a parasite. Perhaps your parents did not adequately manage to show their love for you; they...
Music Against Depression

Music Against Depression

I love music and listen to it for many hours each day. I actively use music to put myself in the mood or state of mind I want to be in. For example, I use it when I need to concentrate, if I want to increase my energy levels, or if I just want to feel happier. For...
From Here, It Just Gets Easier

From Here, It Just Gets Easier

It is the beginning of the process of beating depression which is the hardest. There are several reasons for this. Having committed to do what you can do improve the situation in itself is a great motivator – it’s darkest before the dawn. The start of an...
How to Get Rid of Worries

How to Get Rid of Worries

Concern and worrying is something that accompanies many mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. Moreover, worrying can be annoying enough on its own, especially when your worries wear you down without end. It is important to realize why you worry. It is...
Throw That Snowball! On Gratitude and Depression.

Throw That Snowball! On Gratitude and Depression.

When Martin Seligman and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania were finalizing a research experiment on gratitute and the depressed, they got a surprise. The experiment was simple, almost ridiculously so. During a period of a few weeks, they asked the...