Antidepressants – Do They Work?

Do antidepressants really work? There has been a longstanding debate surrounding the use of antidepressant medications to treat depression. Recent research has come out that indicates antidepressants effectiveness may be the same as using a placebo medication. Placebo medication is essentially a sugar pill many studies use to compare true medications to. The placebo or…
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Depression Versus Mourning.

What is the difference between depression and mourning? Depression and mourning hold many similarities. Depression has been differentiated from mourning as depression has been viewed as a longer, ongoing sadness that impacts the person’s ability to function effectively in life. Everyone mourns differently; therefore someone in mourning could potentially meet the criteria for a Major…
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The Amazing Brain.

A while back I went to a talk about our brain and how we learn about people and the world around us. These are some of the points I found to be quite interesting so I thought I would share them as food for thought. A study on learning and motivation shows our brain wires…
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Reasons For Conflict.

Everyone has conflict in life. It is natural for us to have some conflict and arguments with others. Do you ever find yourself struggling to identify the root of a conflict? Angeles Arrien, author of “The Four Fold Way” suggests 3 reasons for conflict: Not saying what we mean Not doing what we say Not…
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Discipline Your Children From A Place Of Love And Care.

Where did we get the crazy idea that to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Apply this to yourself – if I make you feel bad, then you will do better. Is this really when we tend to do better? From my experience these conditions lead people to rebel,…
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