Depression is not a choice. So since we don't have a choice in having it, we might as well learn to cope with it.
A few days ago I was inspired by a story I heard about an old Japanese couple, Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki. In the later parts of Mrs. Kuroki’s life, she gradually became blind as a side-effect of her diabetes. Due to her blindness Mrs. Kuroki became depressed, something that Mr. Kuroki quickly noticed. Mr. Kuroki worked to solve this problem by planting thousands of flowers on their property, so she could enjoy one of her remaining senses. This worked out well for both of them, after the flowers bloomed Mrs. Kuroki couldn’t stop smiling, which was all her husband wanted. This reminded me of how helpful aromatherapy can really be.…
The holiday season is here, and it’s not always peachy for everyone. For one reason or another many of us find ourselves with holiday depression, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Most of these tips lie in communication and planning. It’s also important to note that I’ll be writing these from the perspective of a recently graduated college student. So I’ll mostly be talking about holiday problems in the average adult life. This is advice I’ve determined to be useful for myself and close friends, but keep in mind that I’m not an expert. My last post covered four tips to help fix a bad day, so I…
Everyone has bad days here and there. In the times were living now, these bad days can really put a damper on your mental wellness. Given that these bouts of sadness can come spontaneously, it’s good to plan ahead. So here are my 4 tips to make the bad days ahead of you better. Take a walk. This one sounds obvious, because it is. A lot of people overlook this because they’re told this every day. Right now, many of us have too much to think about and not a lot to look at. Staring at the same four walls everyday would drive anyone crazy. So…
Depressive episodes are not easy to overcome. Most techniques even take a while to start working. Here are three things you can do to start feeling better today