A woman was suffering from depression, so her concerned husband took her to a psychiatrist. The doctor listened to the couple talk about their relationship, and then he said, "The treatment I prescribe is really quite simple." With that, he went over to the man's wife, gathered her up in his arms, and gave her a big kiss. He then stepped back and looked at the woman's glowing face and broad smile. Turning to the woman's husband, he said, "See! That's all she needs to put new life back into her." Expressionless, the husband said, "OK, Doc, I can bring her in on Tuesdays and Thursdays."
Okay, that's not how to treat depression, but I have a few other suggestions. As a result of trial and error in battling this illness for over thirty years, I've found ten blues busting strategies that often help me. They are outlined in my book, Hugs, Hope, and Peanut Butter. This compilation of uplifting and often humorous essays was written to encourage anyone dealing with the difficulties of life - and that's EVERY one of us!
The book is illustrated with drawings created by children battling cancer and other life-threatening conditions. Proceeds from the sale of books will benefit these kids.
Enjoy the healing power of laughter, help sick children, and be uplifted with this heart-warming book that combines the serious with the zany. I share my own life experiences and the lessons they've taught me. You will come away with stronger faith, more hope, and a new perspective on problems. This is a book you will want to keep by your bed side, so dust off that night stand and order your copy along with one for a friend.
About the Author: Marsha Jordan is a disabled grandmother who founded a nonprofit charity to help put smiles on the faces of sick children. Learn more about Marsha, her organization, and her book at http://www.hugsandhope.org