5 Keys to Managing Depression Naturally by attending to health, activity level, relationships, mind, and spirit.

5 Keys to Managing Depression

Depression is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. It has the potential to impact all areas of your life — emotions, relationships, physical health, work, and productivity. The good news is that depression is very treatable; with proper mental health treatment, most people can effectively manage their depression. One of the struggles in treating depression […]

Can Journaling Improve Mental Health?

Can Journaling Improve Mental Health?

Can journaling really improve mental health? Journals aren’t just for teenagers trying to hide their private thoughts from their parents’ prying eyes. Journaling is a helpful therapeutic tool. It’s not going replace mental health treatment from a qualified professional, but it can be a useful addition or way to accelerate your healing.   What is journaling? […]

How to Increase Motivation When Depressed

How to Motivate Yourself When You’re Feeling Depressed

  It’s hard to motivate yourself when you’re depressed. Depression zaps your energy and motivation.   Karen was having an off day, feeling depressed, and totally unmotivated. You know the kind — when you just feel like crawling back in bed. We all have days when everything feels like an effort and we don’t want […]

13 Common Cognitive Distortions. Negative automatic thoughts, distorted thoughts, CBT challenge negative thinking errors.

13 Common Cognitive Distortions

What are cognitive distortions? Cognitive distortions are also known as thinking errors, thinking distortions, irrational thoughts, distorted thoughts, and negative automatic thoughts. Cognitive distortions are ways that you twist up your thinking to see yourself, your situation, and other people in a negative light. They’re basically your mind playing tricks on you; convincing you that […]