Surviving Seasonal Depression

Surviving Seasonal Depression

I often refer to fall as the death of summer. Personally, I hate fall. I hate the cold. I hate that it gets darker earlier – and earlier. I don’t even care for the fall décor and the creepy jack o’ lanterns that take over right after Labor Day. And while sometimes I make jokes about this season, and it’s only saving grace being the ever delicious pumpkin spice latte, for some people this time means the start of months of seasonal depression which is no laughing matter…

Don’t Let Self-Esteem Problems Steal Your Happiness

Don’t Let Self-Esteem Problems Steal Your Happiness

What do you think of when you hear the word, self-esteem? Are your thoughts negative or positive? Personally, I imagine someone looking into a mirror. Self-esteem reflects a person’s overall evaluation of his or her own worth. It includes beliefs as well as emotions such as pride, despair, and shame. The question I ask when discussing self-esteem is simply, how much do you value yourself…

Break Free from the Trap of Anxiety and Worry

Break Free from the Trap of Anxiety and Worry

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. For those who deal with anxiety, a thought can be worth 20 million! What kind of thoughts fill your head as you start your day? Some of you may be planners and some of you may be fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants types. Some of you might be the type like me – the plan out every possible scenario in your head before you make even the slightest move.