Two years ago my wife and I made a decision to save a substantial amount and in lieu of a conventional mortgage down payment, opted for an action packed two year odyssey overseas. For me this was a bold decision. Prior to the epic journey my travels were safely contained within annual leave. I used go overseas with my mind half in the new place and half worrying about things … [Read more...]
Feeling detached is one of the most unique and painful parts of experiencing depression. The exact definition is slippery because it's a deeply interior personal sense. It’s the painful feeling of being completely detached from people and things. Depressed people occupy a place, but are not always a part of things. They talk to people, but they don’t feel part of other … [Read more...]
Meditation, exercise and e-books: How Alexandra Beat Depression
Alexandra is author of 4 best-selling books, has developed a unique programme ‘The Beat Depression Programme’ and makes regular appearances on both radio and television. How I Beat Depression interviewed her about her own experiences with depression and methods for beating it. I understand you have battled depression and beaten it too. Can you please talk a little more … [Read more...]
How The Bible Beats Depression
When we canvas our How I Beat Depression Facebook audience about what books help them the most with depression, the Bible comes up consistently. The wisdom of the Bible thoroughly pre-dates modern psychological concepts of treating and beating depression. The Bible's age is often cited by skeptics who struggle to believe that something so old could still retain relevance. … [Read more...]
When the hell is my depression going to end?
You've tried it all: various types of medications, counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists. You may have also spent a lot of money on relaxation methods like massages, chiropractors and physiotherapists. All of whom promised to improve your depression but provided short term and forgettable results. You might have bought books and CDs in an effort to get educated, … [Read more...]