“Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.” – Pythagoras Some people have greater tendencies to experience episodes of depression at different points throughout their lifetimes. A wide variety of biological, temperamental, environmental, psychological, and social factors impact various outcomes. A recent study found…

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“Stress is like spice – in the right proportion it enhances the flavor of a dish. Too little produces a bland, dull meal; too much may choke you.” – Donald Tubesing Do you ever find that the way that you tend to make decisions is different when you are feeling particularly stressed? Many people have…

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“For each new morning with its light, for rest and shelter of the night, for health and food, for love and friends, for everything Thy goodness sends.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Insomnia is often the result of incessant thoughts and persistent emotions that keep us physically or mentally tossing back and forth. It is common to experience a…

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“Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.” – Francis Bacon During times of intense stress or when recovering from traumatic incidents, there is often a sense of not being sure of how to effectively regulate emotions or deal with disturbing thoughts.  Sometimes, emotions may seem…

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“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.” – Henry Ford We all make mistakes.  Some people seem to learn from their mistakes more readily than others.  Many people haven’t given specific consideration to how they think about mistakes.  We all have beliefs about what mistakes mean, the importance of making mistakes,…

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