Ever notice how special days can tend to bring out serious blues in some? Research tells us that loneliness causes more deaths than smoking or obesity. Red flags may show up in feelings of severe disappointment, hopelessness, or anxiety, and any of these can pave a mental pathway to depression… Read more »
Where’s grace when you’re so far down you have to look up to see bottom? Have you ever felt deeply loved and experienced deep depression at the same moment. There’s a neural related reason these two cannot co-exist. Opposite emotions cannot co-exist in your amygdala – since love is fueled… Read more »
The problem with stress is that it masks as winner – so you miss its killer qualities and fail to spot danger signs before it strikes.
Some people hobble into their day with enough sorrow to crush any new realities that may exist for them on the other side of sad. Teens drop out of school in record highs, with unresolved hurts, disappointed parents leave marriages, leaders hide in their offices and plot against those they’d… Read more »
Why suffer burned out brains – when a few tools can help you to burn strong while you await summer fun or other cool breaks? Here are a few tips to leapfrog your brain from burning out to burning strong! Yes, even on a busy day or just before a… Read more »
Trey Pennington is gone, and will be sadly missed by an entire world. But is your brain headed toward depression today?
One three-pound brain, consistency of raw egg, continually rewires for or against stress and depression on a daily basis. But did you know your brain can fight back? Medicines increasingly improve in ways that raise serotonin’s well being and reduce cortisol’s toxic attacks. The key is to become aware of depressions stalking persistence. Rather than lose hope – reach out to trusted others who crack you up or who may be stronger at the moment you slip into mental toxins that work against your brain’s strengths.
During my two years on Baffin Island, up near Greenland, while teaching for McGill University, I both slept more and ate more during dark months where we saw no sunlight at all. Likely your shifts from light to dark are less extreme, but nevertheless, the brain’s reactions to daytime darkness… Read more »