Andrew Weil discussed behaviours strongly associated with depression: 1. reduced physical activity 2. human contact 3. overconsumption of processed food 4. a desire for endless distraction Weil says these are the very behaviours that more and more people now can indulge in, or are even forced to embrace by the nature of their sedentary indoor … More Depression and our environment
“My world is much bigger than you see.” Serena Ryder Do you drive by GPS? I recently purchased a Garmin GPS and I find it makes driving more interesting. It talks to me when I am alone and it tells me where to go. It warns me when traffic is heavy and it tells me … More iPhone Nation
Doing the same thing today will bring the same thing tomorrow. If you want to be different tomorrow, you will have to begin today. How have you changed lately? I change my clothes every day, but that does not do anything to alter my permanent identity. Making small daily changes may not really change you. … More Be a Small Change Ninja
Pills have their place and can be of enormous benefit when we need them, but “A pill is not a skill.” Kolb & Whishaw, 2014, p. 602. Intro to brain & Behaviour. NY: Worth Publishing.
I love pets as long as they are your pets. Growing up, my family owned so many pets that neighbors called our home the Swaby Zoo. I have great memories with pets: being licked, slobbered on, hair on my socks, seeing/smelling/cleaning pet poop, smelling dog breath. Great memories. Now that I have my own home I … More Pet-trified???
A life well lived is the best recovery program.
According to Dr. Allen Frances there are over 40 different definitions of mental health. Most definitions have the goal of defining what it means to be well and when we are sliding into mental illness. The idea among professionals is that if we have a good definition that will help with understanding and treating a … More The Wealth in your Mental Health