By: PeterForster

Kay Jamison
July 15, 2012

If you do much thinking about moods and how they affect us, you eventually run into Kay Jamison. She has dedicated…

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Natural Supplements for Depression
July 15, 2012

There are many, many supplements that people have suggested are effective treatments for depression. How do you decide what is worth…

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The Best Relaxation Technique
July 13, 2012

OK, that may be an exaggeration. But it may not. In any event, Progressive Muscle Relaxation is the technique that we…

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Relationships and Chronic Depression
July 12, 2012

Many people with depression, particularly if they have been depressed for a long time, develop a pattern of interacting with others…

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Mood and Food
July 11, 2012

Many people have an intuitive sense that a good diet is a foundation stone of good mental health. We don’t disagree,…

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Anxiety or Excitement?
July 11, 2012

Many folks not only have to figure out how to live creatively with moods, but also have to wrestle with anxiety….

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Self-Consciousness: You Can’t Fool Yourself
July 8, 2012

Many years ago we read a book by renowned social psychologist George Herbert Meade entitled Mind, Self and Society. In it…

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Anger: Its Different Types and How to Manage it
July 7, 2012

Righteous anger is a powerful force for change in the world. But some folks seem to live in anger all the…

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What Happens in Depression?
July 7, 2012

We were just getting ready to write a post about brain imaging findings that help to explain what happens in depression…

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The Antidepressant without Side Effects
July 5, 2012

Medications for depression can be life saving, but for many people they have disturbing side effects. But there is one antidepressant…

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Riding the Waves
July 4, 2012

MoodSurfing is about the idea that the ups and downs of mood are normal (we aren’t trying to achieve some elusive…

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Negotiation: How to Deal With Conflict
July 4, 2012

Some of the best ways of dealing with conflicts in relationships, whether business or personal, are contained in the books about…

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Why You Should Journal
July 2, 2012

We are strong believers in the value of paying attention. We define what is important in our lives by what we…

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The Morning Ritual – Daily Routines Part 1
June 29, 2012

For people learning to live with moods, it is often very important how the day starts. The morning sets the stage…

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Mood Charting Part 2: Monitoring Mood
June 29, 2012

What is monitoring and mood monitoring? Monitoring is way of becoming aware of what is happening in a certain circumstances. For…

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Endless Worry: Books to Help Manage It
June 25, 2012

Sometimes life circumstances, or our own mood, conspire to lead us into a state of endless worry. We never seem to…

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Living with Support: Groups and Other Resources
June 24, 2012

It’s sometimes hard to figure out the answers to questions about moods and how they influence our lives. Family and friends…

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Mood and Cognitive Functioning
June 23, 2012

Mood can have a profound impact on cognitive functioning. In fact, over the years, we have found that the most likely…

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Acceptance: Helpful Readings
June 22, 2012

Aacceptance. We have been influenced by many people in setting up this website. One of those great thinkers is a man…

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Getting Where You Want to Go: Remembering Priorities and Problem-Solving
June 21, 2012

Successful time management is in large measure all about starting with the big things. This is how you go about almost…

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