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How do you talk to someone who is grieving?

How do you talk to someone who is grieving?

Grief is something that we all go through at some point in our life. Life happens around us and sometimes we get burnt by circumstances. When there is a shadow of grief in our lives- What is the best thing for someone to say? How do we heal and stay healthy? As in...
Psychiatric drugs are doing us no good

Psychiatric drugs are doing us no good

Read about the staggering figures for prescriptions of SSRI antidepressants in recent years in this article.  ‘The problem is that many of these drugs simply do not work as people suppose. The main effect of antidepressants is not the reduction of depressive...
Video: Your body language shapes who you are

Video: Your body language shapes who you are

A great presentation about ‘power posing’ as a way to lower cortisol levels and increase confidence. Some promising research has come out and no drugs necessary! 🙂 Amy Cuddy is a professor and researcher at Harvard Business School, where she studies how...
Depression, the secret we share

Depression, the secret we share

“The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.” In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the...
Sunshine is a good thing!

Sunshine is a good thing!

For so long we were told to stay out of the sun because of the risk of skin cancer. However, that is how we get most of our vitamin D, a vital ingredient in many important physiological processes in our body. In the Pacific Northwest this is especially true. We just...