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Category Archives: Depression

Let me tell you about this photo for a minute.  From the photo, it could be said that she is standing in a beautiful flower field, perhaps at the base of a mountain with the sun peaking in at the top right corner.  Ahh…. Well, it’s not the case.  She is actually in the weeds […]

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Like everyone, I have grouchy days, negative thought days, days where I just want to sleep all day long, and days where I don’t want to do anything.  This is part of being human.  Sometimes when I tell my clients that I experience all of these kinds of days I listed, they are shocked.  I […]

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I stumbled across this the other day on facebook and I would love to credit whoever came up with this, but I’m not sure.  This is such a good example of the goal of changing the way you think.  With mental health conditions, our brain gets so programmed to think in a certain way which […]

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Have you ever noticed that we named ourselves “The Good Life Institute” and not “The Great Life Institute”?  There is reason behind this.  This is our attempt at embracing the middle path, the grey, the in between.  This is our attempt to constantly acknowledge that life is both great and terrible.  This is our attempt […]

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Do you have to be perfect?  In all ways?  In some ways?  Do you get frustrated because you never quite arrive at perfect?  Do you give away too many of your thoughts and your time in effort to become perfect?  Do you notice that people in your life get tired of your quest to be perfect? […]

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