Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Ten Tips For Beating Depression - By: Marsha Jordan

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



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That's OK, you need to have days like this, otherwise how would you know when you are happy. You need to have something to contrast your happiness with. What is black without white?

Even though you know that sadness (anxiety disorder in child) is a part of life, let's try to make it a small part of life.

With that said, here are a few tips to help you feel better when you are feeling down in the dumps. They are easy to do, easy to practice every day and they work!

1. Stand up straight, sit up straight. When your body is in alignment your energy can flow and when your energy is flowing freely, you can flow.

2. Smile! Yes, just smile. Easy to do and effective.

3. Repeat positive affirmations. Things like "I feel good", "Positive energy flows through my body", "I see the good in all".

4. Listen to some music that you like. It doesn't have to be anything specific, just something you enjoy. Certain types of music work better than others, but experiment and see what works for you. Studies have shown that Classical music and new age music work best.

5. Take some time out for yourself, relax and read a book, do something for yourself.

6. Meditate. Meditation is an excellent habit to develop. It will serve you in all that you do. If you are one who has a hard time sitting still, then try some special meditation CDs that coax your brain into the meditative state. Just search for "Meditation music" on Google or Yahoo and explore.

Our outside work is simply a reflection of our inside world. Remember there is no reality just your perception of it. Use this truth to your advantage. Whenever you are sad, realize that it is all in your mind and you do have the power to change your perception.

These tips will lift you up when you are down, but don't just use them when you are sad or anxiety disorder in child . Try and practice them everyday, make them a habit. You will be surprised at how these simple exercises will keep the rainy days away.

On a final note, if you are in a deep depression that you can't seem to shake, please go see a doctor. This is your life and don't take any chances. anxiety disorder in child

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