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Do antidepressants cause depression? By David W. Freeman

(CBS) What causes depression? Scientists have identified all sorts of things, from emotional stress and substance abuse to having the wrong genes. And now a provocative new study suggests a cause of depression that few may have suspected:

Taking antidepressant medication.

The study, published in the journal Frontiers of Psychology, showed that depressed people who use antidepressants are […]

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The Golden Rule. “We can become friends… with eyes fixed on a common goal.”

Here is a wonderful TED talk from Karen Armstrong.

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Try out a cliche

If you dismiss things immediately if they sound like a cliche, you might be missing some good stuff. Cliches are simply “unoriginal ideas” — and that’s fine. There are some good ideas that have been floating around for a while. Try this one on: “Be grateful for what you have.” Yawn, eye-roll, […]

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Conan O’Brien’s comments about cynicism

“To all the people watching, I can never thank you enough for your kindness to me and I’ll think about it for the rest of my life.  All I ask of you is one thing: please don’t be cynical.  I hate cynicism — it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere.  Nobody in […]

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The impulse to heal is real and powerful and lies within the client…

“The impulse to heal is real and powerful and lies within the client. Our job as therapist is to evoke this healing power, meet its tests and support it in its expression and development. We are not the healers. We are the context in which the healing is inspired.” Ron Kurtz (Hakomi author and trainer) […]

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Our Deepest Fear

Our Deepest Fear
by Marianne Williamson
from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be […]

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Everyday Survival

Laurence Gonzales has written two books, Deep Survival and Everyday Survival. This article, based on the book of the same title, is a wonderful example of how changing your thinking can change your experiences dramatically. While you may not be in danger of starving to death or you may not be lost in the wilderness, his research into survival applies as directly to starving for happiness or being lost in your challenges without a way out.

Everyday Survival
by Laurence Gonzales

Most survival guides fail to consider some very useful tools: an individual’s character, wits, and worldview. The tips assembled here will change the way you approach each and every day—and help you survive a particularly bad one.
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