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Depression

Stop worrying, they say. Ever had the experience that everybody thinks your pain or distress is “all in your head?” What a terrible feeling. Not only do you feel terrible, but you’re all alone because nobody cares how you feel. In fact, they think you’re overreacting. Here are some...

No, I'm not saying that your depression will go away forever by using one simple tool. Obviously, that's ridiculous. But hear me out. First, as I'm sure you know, sadness is not the same as depression. When you're sad you're actually feeling something. In depression there...

How could this be? We’ve all been faced with two reports of celebrity suicide in the last week. Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, both beloved for their creativity and contribution to the world, are now gone. Snuffed from existence by their own hands. It’s inexplicable and horrifying....

To tell you why you are depressed, I have to tell you some things about your nervous system. First off, in the olden days, pre-1995, before Stephen Porges published his Polyvagal theory, the world thought of the nervous system as “fight or flight,” or “rest and...

  What The Vagus Nerve Is And Why You Should Know About It Simply put, the Vagus nerve is your 10th cranial nerve. You have 12 cranial nerves in all, and the 10th one is super special. It’s called the Vagus nerve because it comes from a Latin...

Ever wondered, why don't I like myself? Don't worry. You're not the only one. The “real” reasons you don't like yourself go deeper. They're more fundamental. And they go way back....

The way you learn to handle your feelings is, first, by learning all the tricks to “manage” them with mindfulness and will power. You can learn and practice those on your own all day, every day....

When you think, “trauma,” I bet you picture the emergency room in a hospital. Head injuries, blood, stuff like that. While that is definitely trauma, it's not what we mean in the therapy world....

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