When Nothing Sparks Joy: The KonMari Method and Depression

When Nothing Sparks Joy: Decluttering and Depression

A few months ago I wrote this review of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. It fit so perfectly with my desire to live an uncluttered, minimalist lifestyle that I wanted to begin immediately.  The book recommends decluttering items in your home in a specific order. Clothing, Books, Papers, Komono (a […]

Ten More Ways to Love Someone With Depression

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Photo Credit: © stokkete – Fotolia.com You can find my original post, “Ten Ways to Love Someone With Depression”, HERE.  I actually found some of these (1-7) on Tumblr, where my post was cut and pasted here last year and currently has 373,210 notes. Not being active on Tumblr myself (but maybe I should be?), I […]

Depression and Suicide in Young Adults

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This is a guest post of information developed and put together by Dr. Jesse Viner, the executive medical director of the Yellowbrick Treatment Program, a facility that helps young adults dealing with depression and other mental health issues.  Please share this important information with anyone you know who has young adults in their life.   Depression and Suicide […]

Everyday Essential Oils: Joy

Everyday Essential Oils: Joy

Joy is my very favorite oil blend in Young Living’s Everyday Oil Collection, and the first oil I had to reorder, which is actually kind of hilarious. Love at First Smell? NOPE! The first time I ever smelled it, I recoiled. I told my teen it smelled like “old lady perfume”.  Now I know that I […]

My Segment on HuffPo Live

Today I had the opportunity to appear on HuffPo Live to talk about my post “10 Ways to Show Love to Someone With Depression“. See me in action here:

10 Holistic Solutions for Anxiety

10 Holistic Solutions for Anxiety

This is a guest post from Mary Vance. Mary Vance is a certified holistic nutrition consultant in San Francisco. Her philosophy is simple: eat real food! Mary specializes in women’s health and  hormone balance, digestive wellness, and detoxification. She has been studying natural health and nutrition for over 20 years and reversed her own crippling anxiety using food, herbs, […]

5 Tools for Managing Depression and Anxiety

5 Tools for Managing Depression

This is a guest post from Alexandra Hinton of the blog Caretactics. Alex has graciously offered to share her personal story of struggling with depression and anxiety, hitting rock bottom and finally turning her life around and taking charge. It is truly inspirational, and, I believe, can help many people who share experiences in common with Alex. […]

Depression- How to Find Healing with Herbs

Herbs for Healing Depression

This is a guest post from my friend Tashenna Lawson, who blogs at Holistic Health Herbalist. She is one of my favorite Wellness Warriors! (You can read more about that here). I was thrilled when Tash offered to share her expertise about healing depression with herbs and her insights into the different types of depression were completely […]

Mood-Boosting Trail Mix

Mood Boosting Trail Mix

This is a guest post from Kristi Arnold who blogs at Veggie Converter. Kristi Arnold is a former newspaper reporter and editor who is now a gluten-free vegetarian mom married to Mr. Meaty, a “normal” omnivore. The culinary odd couple is parenting two kids, a pescatarian with a hot dog exception and a lactose-intolerant nightshade-sensitive […]

10 Steps to Living a Happy Life

10 Steps to Living a Happy Life

 This post was written by my friend Julie de Lagarde. She is an incredible woman. Julie holds a black belt in Tai Chi, is an avid surfer, an author, practices acupuncture and blogs at Real Fit Mama. She is one of the most peaceful, happy and generous people I know, and I was so excited when […]

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