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5 Natural (But Overlooked) Methods To Treat Depression

Via @mindbodygreen by by Pettina Stanghon

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Here are some scary facts about depression. It’s the single leading cause of disability worldwide, with the World Health Organization estimating that more than 350 million people suffer today, impacting all regions and demographics of the world. [Click to continue reading.]

Here are five holistic treatment worth considering if you’re struggling with depression. These can be effective on their own and can work well to complement additional treatments.

1. Love your gut. An inflamed gut can actually contribute to depression due to the close relationship between the digestive tract and the brain.

2. Treat food as medicine. Certain foods have a powerful effect on the body and can even trigger chemical reactions which result in inflammation, which is undesirable why trying to treat depression.

3. Get your hormones tested. Many people aren’t aware that a simple, non-invasive saliva test can reveal more about your body’s hormones than conventional blood tests.

4. Take some time daily to practice mindfulness. You can acknowledge your feelings, knowing they do not accurately reflect the present moment at all times. This can help you avoid spiraling into a negative space.

5. Practice gratitude. When we regularly focus on what we have and not what we don’t have, our mindsets instantly start to change.

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5 Natural (But Overlooked) Methods To Treat Depression – mindbodygreen.com

How to Practice Mindfulness – 5 Tips No One Has Told You 

Via @PsychToday by Ryan M. Niemiec

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Mindfulness is a paradox. It’s the easiest thing in the world and the hardest thing in the world. Let me explain.

There’s an easy way and a hard way to practice mindfulness.

5 tips to cultivate mindfulness:

Tip #1: Start with the easy stuff – build your mindfulness “muscle”

Tip #2: Don’t meditate for 1 hour a day – start with what you are willing to do to establish a routine — perhaps 5 minutes a day

Tip #3: Practice ANY type of mindfulness you wish – go where your motivation is highest.

Tip #4: Forgive yourself, repeatedly.

Tip #5: Use your natural energy sources.

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How to Practice Mindfulness – 5 Tips No One Has Told You | Psychology Today

What Happened When I Stopped #Complaining for Two Weeks #BetterLife #HolisticCounseling #SelfImprovement #PersonalGrowth #Behavior #Society

Via @HealthyLiving

Alexii Lardis, author for the Huffington Post, challenged herself and, for 15 days in August, she ”fasted from complaining” [1]. She stopped yelling at those irritating drivers that seem to have NO common sense, much less common decency, she stopped saying: ”I’m tired”, come 3 o’clock at the office, etc.

I was intrigued….it turned out that, after the fifteen days, she realized something extremely valuable about herself.

Here it is: ”The top five things that occurred when I stopped complaining, both the good and the bad…[excerpt only, read full article here.]

  1. I realized that I don’t sleep enough. The biggest complaint that I had to bite my tongue on? “I’m tired.”
  2. I argued less: I’m not exactly one to pick a fight, but I noticed how many stupid arguments I can have in a week….I’m pretty sure we’ve been told since kindergarten, “Think before you speak” but I noted how often I neglect this simplest piece of advice.
  3. Angst builds up. Here’s the deal: this experience was overall a positive experience for me. It truly made me reflect on my reactions to situations.
  4. Negativity is a state of mind: When you stop yourself from uttering negative speech, you begin to notice how negative your thought process tends to be.
  5.  

    I prayed more. If I was forced to turn the negative into the positive, I turned to God.

Her conclusion? “People have good days and people have bad days — but the truth is? It’s all about your outlook.” [1]

A valuable lesson this….and, to quote Epictetus: ”It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” [2]

[Please read the full article by ms Lardis here.]

Source:

  1. LARDIS, ALEXII.  2015/09/06  What Happened When I Stopped Complaining for Two Weeks on HuffPost  [Web:] HuffingtonPost.  [Date of Access:]  10 September 2015.
  2. GOODREADS.  n.d.  Quotes: Epictetus.  [Web:] Goodreads Quotes.  [Date of Access:  10 September 2015.