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I Am a Greyhound

I am very fond of greyhounds. They are calm, smart, loving and very athletic. When I think of myself I imagine myself as a greyhound because they have traits that I admire and try to develop in myself. How do you picture yourself? Is there a creature or person you admire? Are there positive traits you want to develop in your life? Can you put together a positive self-image to focus on? Your sense of yourself can drive you forward and help you "be all you can be" or it can contribute to your spiraling down. I hope you can find a picture of yourself that you like and will inspire you.
Weekly Help for Depression Recovery

I was really quite surprised about the results of our most recent Quick Boost Poll results. More than half of our respondents said that they didn't consciously use sunlight to help with their depression. We didn't ask why that was the case but from a few comments and my experience it probably comes down to two simple issues: 1. It is hard to get out in the sunlight when we are depressed and 2. Many people don't understand how helpful it can be.

I certainly understand how it can be hard to get outside when you are depressed. Just getting out of bed can be quite a challenge. It can also be the case that we don't live in a place where we can get sunlight year round. So why might it be important to put in the effort to get a daily dose of sunlight?   Read More »
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