Therapy Homework | Online CBT Exercises and Symptom Monitoring | MindQuire℠

This looks like a very helpful resource for   people struggling with depression and anxiety. You have journals and help identifying the thought errors, and challenging them. If any clients are interested in this, I am happy to sign up as a therapist, so we can test it out. Cognitive therapy and exercise are two excellent modalities for treating depression and anxiety.

 

Source: Therapy Homework | Online CBT Exercises and Symptom Monitoring | MindQuire℠

Depression Is The Ultimate Thief – Chris Cornell, Soundgarden and Audioslave Frontman, Dies at 52 – The New York Times

Depression is the ultimate thief. Today, I woke up to the sad news of the death of Chris Cornell. You may have heard of this talented musician. His career spanned over 30 years, he had an almost 4 octave voice, could switch musical genres without effort, was the frontman of Soundgarden, Audioslave, and had a number of solo projects, to include the song for Casino Royale. He ran a charity with his wife to help  vulnerable children, had a restaurant in Paris, and was pursuing other projects. He had beaten addiction years ago. He had a wife he adored, and three beautiful children.

This sounds like the absolute dream – a career you love, a great family, and friends, interesting opportunities, and no financial worries.  What people may not know is that Chris Cornell suffered with severe depression and anxiety throughout his life.  This depression ultimately is what killed him. It robbed him of the joy in his life, made him blind to what he had, deaf to those who told him, and numb to the sweet sensations life had to offer. He committed suicide after giving a fantastic performance, surrounded by friends, and fans. In that dark hour, he made a terrible choice to believe the lies of depression, as it stole his life. This is why I call depression the ultimate thief.

Source: Chris Cornell, Soundgarden and Audioslave Frontman, Dies at 52 – The New York Times

Ten signs you’re drinking a little too much: Here’s how to know when enjoying the odd glass of wine slips into something harmful | Daily Mail Online

How do you know when your drinking has slipped into something more harmful? We ask the experts.

We all have heard a glass of wine is good for you, but when does it veer into the law of diminishing returns? This is a great article for you to ponder.

 

Source: Ten signs you’re drinking a little too much: Here’s how to know when enjoying the odd glass of wine slips into something harmful | Daily Mail Online

Weight Does Affect Your Cancer Risk

So, I have been happening upon numerous articles speaking of the importance of aerobic exercise for mental health, and all of the benefits for the brain. This goes for food too. A poor diet will not support cognitive health. Erratic insulin levels wreak havoc on mood stability and mental functioning.  Well, it turns out, overeating creates another major risk – cancer. While at my physician’s office for my annual mammogram (Hopefully, you are doing these, as a mammogram saved my life, and could save yours), I noticed a flyer posted about the links to overweight and cancer. It has as huge a causal factor as smoking does.  Thank you Dr. Beatty for being so kind as to share the handout with me, so I could share it with everybody else. Here it is.This is so important, the mind-body connection. that I will be writing a number of posts over the coming weeks, about the importance of exercise and diet for mental health, and why. Stay tuned!

Supplements that Could Help Smokers Quit Cigarettes – Healthy Concepts with a Nutrition Bias

This is a great article on addiction, and how it affects the brain. It does go one to list some supplements that can help heal the brain. What really angered me in this article is that the companies producing cigarettes have steadily been INCREASING the amount of nicotine in each cigarette (not your daddy’s cigarettes), guaranteeing higher and quicker addiction rates, and deliberately administering a known toxin that really does kill people through primary  and secondary ingestion (second hand smoke). To me, this seems criminal. If you, or a loved one, struggles with nicotine addiction, or addiction of any sort, this article will be of interest for you.

As we get closer to the end of the year, many of us will be thinking about resolutions. Personal goals regarding our health and wellness are by far the most common. And sure to be on the top of many New Year’s resolution lists will be quitting smoking. It’s a good promise […]

Source: Supplements that Could Help Smokers Quit Cigarettes – Healthy Concepts with a Nutrition Bias