Living Creatively with Moods

Self Compassion
August 1, 2012

I once worked with a lovely woman who had a personal assistant who yelled at her all day.  She hurled insult after…

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Procrastination
July 31, 2012

Getting things done can be a real struggle when you are experiencing low mood. When we are depressed, we lack the…

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Doctors Part 2
July 31, 2012

Once you have found a good doctor (see Doctors Part 1 for thoughts on finding doctors), how can you make sure…

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Vitamin D
July 29, 2012

Vitamin D is one of the fat soluble vitamins, and along with other fat soluble vitamins, it is possible to take…

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Supplements – Overview
July 29, 2012

Supplements are drugs that are found in nature (note: supplements don’t have to be any more “natural” in terms of how…

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Doctors Part 1
July 29, 2012

Managing your relationships with doctors can be a challenge. Here are a few tips that might help. It all begins with…

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Anxiety and Accepting the Unknown
July 28, 2012

Accept yourself for who you are. That’s been a long-held maxim that we try to live by, but what does it…

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Dealing with Perfectionism
July 28, 2012

Society puts a premium on perfection, for good reason. Perfection fascinates and inspires. I am particularly drawn to the symmetry and…

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Staying Connected: How to Maintain Communication Even When You’re Not in the Mood
July 26, 2012

Let’s say you’re having one of those shabby old days when your mood’s in the gutter and you’re in the doldrums.If you’re…

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Watch the Mood Waves
July 26, 2012

One of the best ways of helping people MoodSurfing successfully is to look closely at the shape of their mood waves….

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Yoga
July 25, 2012

Many people we know report that beginning yoga and doing it consistently has been associated with periods of remarkable stability, energy…

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Music and Mood
July 22, 2012

People naturally turn to music to change or improve their moods. There are surprisingly few studies on this. But those studies…

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Breaking Up: How to Cope
July 21, 2012

Breaking up is hard. (At least for most people – we do know a couple of people – mostly guys –…

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Impossible Jobs
July 21, 2012

In this world, there are two kinds of jobs: Jobs that one could perhaps do adequately, and jobs that are impossible….

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“Too Dependent”
July 20, 2012

From time to time we hear people complaining that they’re too dependent or that someone they know is too dependent on…

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Heroism
July 19, 2012

Heroism can be bad for your health. We know, we’ve been there. It starts with a positive feeling about someone or…

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Narcissism
July 17, 2012

“You’re such a narcissist!” It’s easy to see why people with moods are often accused of being narcissistic. When we are…

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Crisis Prevention
July 16, 2012

If you are feeling OK but planning on making some changes that might affect your mood, now is the time to…

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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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