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Will My Depression Ever Go Away?

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Will My Depression Ever Go Away?
Depression can often feel like a thick fog engulfing your brain and emotional processes. Things may feel hopeless, and life is simply marked by an incessant sadness. Many people who suffer with depression often wonder if it will ever go away.
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How to Stick with a New Year's Resolution to be Happier
Although the concept is simple, choosing the New Year's Resolution of being happier offers opportunities that can be life-changing. Try implementing these small steps:
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Happiness Can Affect Physical Health

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Happiness Can Affect Physical Health
According to scientific studies there is a link between a person's contentment with life and better physical health.
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Do You Have Issues With Coping?

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Do You Have Issues With Coping?
Life is full of ups and downs. Things will happen that will make you feel down or even sad. These feelings are natural but sometimes it may be more than you can handle.
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Non-traditional Resources for Recovery Support

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On our website, underneath the tab for this blog is another tab, Resources. On that page we link to both AA and SMART Recovery. I found out about a couple more addiction supports in the community and want to share them. We found these through meetup.com.If you haven't been to meetup.com, you're missing out. This is a website that helps local people to connect with one another through common interests. Of course, there are the Boise Beer lovers-type groups, but there are also groups ...
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Want to be happier?

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On our Resources page you'll find an app called Happier. For awhile the app had courses you could purchase. They still have some you have to pay for, but many of them are now free. One free 10 day challenge (course) is called Attitude: Gratitude. The topics are as follows:What Makes You HappierThe One Thing Happiest People Have in CommonSavor the Sweet ThingsCreating Your Daily Gratitude RitualHow to TurboCharge Your Gratitude RitualThe Little Huge Things to Appreciate in Every Single D...
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A short story on mindfulness by Leo Tolstoy

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Leo Tolstoy, the Russian writer known for works such asWar and Peace and Anna Karenina, also wrote many short stories. One story, titled 3 Questions, attempts to answer the following: When is the best time to do each thing? Who are the most important people to work with? What is the most important thing to do at all times?You'll find the story here, which includes the answers to each question.  It will only take a few minutes to read.  As you read this stor...
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Research on Facebook

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Love Facebook? Hate it? This is a great little article on how Facebook has changed social life in the past decade, and shares 10 social research studies about how Facebook affects us.  One of the things I liked about this article at Greater Good is how much CBT really relates. For example, one study was about the "likes" one gets.  The article states, "When you post a status update, how disappointed are you if no one 'likes' it or comments on it? O...
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Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) About Happiness

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In group we talk about building a life worth living. Positive psychology is all about building lives worth living. That is why I'm so excited to write about this great new class. MOOCs are college courses that you can take either for a low cost, or for free. The MOOC I'm linking to is from Berkeley, and is all about positive psychology. I've already signed up. It starts in September. If you can devote a couple hours a week, you will be getting a lot of great research as to what ma...
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The Art of Savoring

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Here is my dog, Opal, with her morning treat. Every morning, after my husband gets out of the shower and gets dressed, he and Opal go to the kitchen and she gets her snack. From the time he is out of the shower she goes multiple times to the bedroom door, eager to go get that treat. You’d expect when she got it she’d wolf it down. But, no. She holds it in her mouth for a second or two, spits it out, looks at it, licks it a few times, maybe hides it for a minute, and then eventually takes it to...
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