Category Archives: Emotional Wellness

299. Egocide

Suicide is devastating for the body, but egocide is good for the soul. Ego is what you and I call “myself,” and too much emphasis on self can lead to depression and other dark places. I’m speaking of dwelling on … Continue reading

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295. Unforgiveness

A wonderful source of depression is unforgiveness. Anxiety and stress are byproducts of unforgiveness, and these are two of the major ingredients of depression and other dark places. Jesus tells His disciples in Matthew 18: 21 & 22 that they … Continue reading

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286. What to do about Loneliness

Loneliness can trigger depression and inhibit its recovery. Being alone does not define loneliness, for we can be lonely even when many people are around us. Loneliness is when we feel distant from everyone, when we feel life has passed … Continue reading

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280. Debt and Depression

There is a direct link between debt and depression. “People in debt are three times more likely to have a mental health problem than those not in debt” says new research by the University of Southampton (UK). But the research … Continue reading

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265. When You Relapse…continued

2. Practice selective hearing. If you’re like me, you’re convinced that you are lazy, stupid, pathetic and weak when you are depressed. Oh, and self-absorbed. To confirm this, you call to mind every comment made in the last decade in … Continue reading

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264. When You Relapse

I have been given permission to use this blog written by Therese Borchard, the author of Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes and The Pocket Therapist: An Emotional Survival Guide. She is Associate … Continue reading

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261. Religion and Depression

In 2009, Duke University conducted research on the relationship between religion and depression, suicide, anxiety, psychotic disorders, and substance abuse. Of 724 published studies, more than half found that religious beliefs had a statistically significant positive impact on mental health. … Continue reading

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257. The Rock of My Life

For You, O Lord, have put my life in order, Have shaped it from the very beginning. You were by my side at birth, Preserving my life when all thought I would die. You stood guard as I struggled with … Continue reading

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255. Show Mercy

Picture to left: The Good Samaritan We all encounter troublesome people: those who rub us the wrong way. When they come into our lives, we have two choices  – judge them or show mercy. I have learned from the Epistle … Continue reading

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252. Simplicity

When you are distraught or depressed, anxious or obsessed, your friends tell you that this or that is the solution to your problems. Though they are earnestly trying to help you, they cannot understand the complexity of your being. Even … Continue reading

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