Self-Help for Depression: Benefits and Limitations

Credit: Thinkstock People consider self-help for depression for a variety of reasons. They may, for example, be embarrassed to admit they are experiencing problems. They are probably aware of free and readily available resources on the internet or in ...
Jerry Kennard

'Soft Bipolar' Explained

Credit: Thinkstock If we have the misfortune to break a bone, its diagnosis and treatment is usually straightforward. We have tools that allow us to see the fracture and we know exactly what is required to fix it. Psychiatric diagnoses are far more s...
Jerry Kennard

How to Use a Gratitude Journal for Depression

Credit: Thinkstock To cope with your depression and live the best life possible, you need to have as many tools at your disposal as you possibly can. The tools that you choose to keep in your toolbox should be easy to use and work fast. Writing in a ...
Mike Veny

Hygge: Living a Contented Life the Danish Way

Credit: Thinkstock Imagine sitting around an open fire on a cold night. Your hands are wrapped around a mug of hot chocolate, and the warm glow from a dozen candles is dancing off the walls. Welcome to hygge. Hygge (pronounced like “hoo-gah”) is a Da...
Jerry Kennard

We Can Help Homeless Veterans - Together

Credit: Thinkstock It’s 5:00 a.m. and I type these words. Part of my volunteer work here in Haiti includes supporting disaster relief efforts in response to the devastating damage caused when Hurricane Matthew raked across this impoverished island na...
Mike Veny