How to beat racing thoughts

  Racing thoughts are fast and repetitive thoughts about a particular topic.  They often occur when you are anxious, depressed, or stressed.  It seems like your mind is going 700 miles an hour with a string of thoughts that are blown out of proportion.   Here are 7 tips to help you calm your racing thoughts.  Breathe.  […]

You can’t heal it if you don’t feel it!

Denial, rationalizations,  and addictions  are some ways in which painful feelings are avoided. These Defense Mechanisms may work temporarily; however, just  like sweeping things underneath the carpet, eventually you will trip and have to face them.  I believe that God uses our pain as opportunities for healing and growth.  We would not know what needs to be fixed if we did not […]

7 foods to boost your moods

Changes in your diet can change the physiological and chemical structure in our brain, thus can lead to a change in your mood.  Whether you are being treated for depression or want a boost in your overall mood, add some of these foods into your diet. Dark leafy veggies and broccoli:   Contains folate. A deficiency in […]

Get the Funk out of here!

Just as sure as you are a human being, there will be times when you are doing fine and then find yourself in a “funk.”  A “funk” is usually a depressed mood state that is temporary; it does not warrant a clinical diagnosis of depression.  It is a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense […]

The “Winter Blues”

Many suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the winter months and look forward to spring when there is usally a lift in moods.  SAD is an episode of depression that occur annually between fall/winter and lasting until spring/winter.  In Georgia, the weather has not been consistent.  Whilst we await for the sun to make it’s permanent […]