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Loving Yourself When You Have Depression

Many of us who are diagnosed with depression struggle with loving ourselves. We might feel the sting of stigma, whether it's from others, from within us, or from a combination of both. As individuals with depression, some of us deal with negative thoughts, which can make it difficult to foster feelings of love towards ourselves. How can we overcome these challenges and learn to love ourselves?

Nonverbal Communication and Body Language

Your facial expressions, gestures, posture, and tone of voice are powerful communication tools. Here’s how to read and use body language to build better relationships at home and work

While the key to success in both personal and professional relationships lies in your ability to communicate well, it’s not the words that you use but your nonverbal cues or “body language” that speak the loudest. Body language is the use of physical behavior, expressions, and mannerisms to communicate nonverbally, often done instinctively rather than consciously.

Compromise: It’s Not What You Think!

Savannah and Sam are arguing again. It’s all too familiar. Sam’s an extrovert. Newly vaccinated, he wants Savannah to go with him to an outdoor gathering this weekend. People energize him. Savannah’s the introvert. She wants to curl up at home with a good book and be cozy, just the two of them. They visited this conflict before the pandemic, and now they’re at it again. They know that as mature adults, they will need to compromise—just as they know they’re going to fail at it one more time.

Menopause and mental health

The years leading up to menopause and the transition itself can bring changes to your body. But they can also have an effect on your mind, specifically your mental health.

The incidence of depression doubles during this time. Women who have struggled in the past with depression or anxiety might also see a resurgence in symptoms.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal affective disorder* is a form of depression also known as SAD, seasonal depression or winter depression. In the Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), this disorder is identified as a type of depression – Major Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern.

Communication Tips for Interfaith Couples

Can an Orthodox Jew and a Buddhist or an atheist and a Muslim construct a life-long relationship founded on love and acceptance?

Interfaith relationships are becoming more common in our interconnected world. Yet, for many, this is still a taboo subject. It’s hard to broach because faith is such a personal and communal part of one’s identity. Everyone lives out their faith, or lack thereof, in different ways.

The Tipping Point in Your Relationship - Asking for Help

There is a concept called the ‘parental discount’ which goes like this. “There are children starving in….(fill in the blank), so eat your peas!” This message, recounted by parents to their children for eons, is intended to have us go quiet, be grateful, and uncomplaining; make do with what we have. The problem with this method of ‘making do’ and repressing our desires and yearning is that it invites us to feel resentful and guilty. It does not allow us the inner space to reflect on what we like or dislike. In essence, to know and honor yourselves  .

Exercise saved my life': Man recovers from addiction to become Ironman finisher

Noel Mulkey hopes to show people there is a way out of drug addiction — and life on the other side is well worth the effort.

Only six years after becoming sober, Mulkey recently finished the Tulsa Ironman triathlon — a full marathon, a 2.4-mile swim in open water and 112-mile bike ride — in 9 hours and 25 minutes securing a spot in Kona, the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.

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