Tag Archives: depression

Feeling overwhelmed? 3 ways to deal with it.

Grief UpsetWe all experience challenging times in our lives. Sometimes when bad things happen it can be hard to carry on. There are obvious times when emotional overwhelm can occur like the loss of a loved one, relationship break-up, loss of job or threat of redundancy. These are times when most people can appreciate you may be going through a difficult time. However, there are times when to the outside world things look good, at such times when your inner reality does not match outer appearances the whole situation can seem worse. Continue reading

Blue Monday? For many depression lasts all week,month or year.

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Depression, don’t put up with it act now!

The whole concept of Blue Monday was started by a travel company as an ad campaign a while back and now has become “official” covered by the BBC news this year.  For me the sad thing is this kind of attention almost belittles the ongoing problems of depression people feel obviously not just around one day or month of the year. Continue reading

Stress

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Are you suffering from too much stress?

Researchers have found that stress hormones are associated with particular unhealthy emotions. These hormones affect systems and organs throughout the body. For example, stress related to hostility and anxiety can result in disruptions in heart and immune function. Similarly, depression and distress may diminish the body’s natural capacity to heal. In contrast, emotional expression that encourages openness and active coping with problems helps stabilize the immune system. Continue reading

Health and the Mind Body Link

The mind body link is the link between our emotions and our physical body.

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Mind Body Link

Certain emotions have been linked to disease. So for example, if you tend to be angry or hostile you may be increasing your risk for coronary heart disease, obesity (particularly having excess fat around the waist), insulin resistance (which can lead to diabetes), and abnormal cholesterol (specifically, high triglycerides and low HDL the good kind of cholesterol). Continue reading

I just do not feel happy …

Dear Gillian,

Having read some of the letters on your site I feel a bit like a “whinger” as my issue does not seem to be anywhere near as bad, but I feel like I am coming to a crisis point and so I thought I would write to you anyway. basically I have a pretty good job, well paid etc. I do not have a relationship at the moment (through choice) as I do not want the hassle of it all. On the face of it I live the kind of life other people think looks great, no real responsibilities, travel, good car etc. However, I do not feel happy. I know it sounds pathetic but I feel empty and I cannot remember a time when I felt happy. I don’t think I am depressed but maybe I am. Continue reading

When is it going to be my Turn? …

Dear Gillian,

All my life I have worked hard and always paid my way and helped others. I am a single mother and I find life almost intolerable as I care for my elderly mother and two children.  I work part time and find that by the time I have finished work, cooked, cleaned and cared for everyone else there is no time for me. Even if I did have the time I certainly would not have the energy to do anything. I love my family but feel so tired of it all”. When is it going to be my turn? Continue reading

So stressed I feel like I have not slept forever …

Dear Gillian,

This may sound pathetic but I am so stressed right now, I feel like I have not slept for ever. I work regular hours but lately I find it a real struggle getting through the day.  I am tired and feel under pressure and stressed almost constantly. I live alone but have a relationship with a nice guy.  Continue reading

I am 50 and feel I have no future …

Dear Gillian,

I stumbled across your website at just the right moment: as you say, the universe sends us what we need! I turned 50 earlier this year and the whole process of looking backwards and realising that I have far more of a past behind me than future in front of me has raised a lot of sadness. I feel I have no future, Continue reading