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…