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Friday, 31 October 2014 00:00

Never Give Up

Written by Angie B.
When I was a child I was taught to persevere, there is no such thing as “can’t” but rather “I’ll try” and to never give up. I am thankful that I learned those lessons early…. When my daughter was a baby and I would drop her off at daycare, she screamed. They assured me she was fine, and when I picked her up she was happy. When my daughter was three or four, I got rid of her pacifier and she started to suck her finger. She continued to do…
Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00

A Broken Shell

Written by Lori R.
The ocean has always been a calming place. There is something about the rhythm of the waves that suggests the heartbeat of the earth, soothing and constant. Visitors often gather shells and tokens to remember their walks across the sand and through the edge of the tide, one with their own thoughts. Pockets and hands full of shells, a visitor might sift through them absently and toss away the broken ones. If they were to take a closer look, one of those broken shells might represent their own life journey.…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 00:00

Creative Closet Cleansing

Written by Stephanie C.
October is my favorite month. The transition into autumn, crisp air, and colorful scenery inspire new beginnings and my creativity heightens. It is also the time that I prepare for the coming winter and transition myself, and my surroundings for the colder, shorter days. If I am not careful, I can succumb to the winter blues. Staying active, organized, and making the simplest and mundane things fun keep me away from depression and staying positive. Purging my closet is something I allow myself to do throughout the entire month of…
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 00:00

I am the Face of Depression

Written by Gena P.
“Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” ~ Richard L. Evans I am the face of Depression. For me, depression started before I was actually aware of what it even was, as I am sure is the case for a lot of people. My parents either were not aware of the disease, in denial, or did not feel comfortable addressing it. As a teenager, I would sit in my room (alone) for hours with the door locked-doing nothing. I was…
Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Apple Soup With Tarragon Yogurt

Written by Emily S.
This apple soup is an elegant combination of the warm spices, hearty broth and sweet zest that epitomizes fall as the welcome transition from summer to winter. Serve as an appetizer by itself or pair with a leafy green salad and fresh walnut bread for a complete meal that nurtures physical, emotional and mental health. Ingredients: 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil 1 ½ teaspoon butter 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped fennel bulb 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 Honeycrisp apples, peeled and thinly sliced Salt to taste Freshly ground…
Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Beauty For All Ages

Written by Emily S.
“It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides.”   – George Sand As women, the ageing process can be uniquely difficult. Unlike Brad Pitt and George Clooney, women are rarely acknowledged as getting better with age. We face insurmountable pressure to look our best at all times and for some women each new birthday ignites fear, anxiety and symptoms of depression. Brookhaven Retreat is a women-only residential treatment center that helps women of…
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00

5 Apps For Better Mental Health

Written by Emily S.
Counting calories? There’s an app for that. Checking your bank? There’s an app for that too! From e-mail to GPS, to brain games and 24/7 news, our iPhones and Androids are often loaded with applications that fit all of our needs, making them awesome pocket-sized life management tools. So while we emphasize our phone’s ability to do almost everything for us, we must not neglect its ability to enhance our emotional and mental health! Although smart phone apps are not stand-alone treatments for depression, anxiety and mood disorders, they can…
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