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2 Simple Ways to Overcome Rumination

Getting trapped in a rumination wormhole can really drag your mood down. Find out 2 simple ways you can overcome rumination and improve your mood.

Journaling for Depression

Think journaling is for teenage girls? Think again! Journaling is a powerful tool for overcoming depression.

4 Types of Depression Symptoms

There’s a common misunderstanding that depression just means feeling sad or down all the time. And while this is part of it, there are a bunch of other depression symptoms that accompany the changes in mood. I find it helpful to chunk depression symptoms into 4...

5 Common Depression Myths

Despite how many people have depression, there is a lot of misunderstanding about it! Here are 5 common depression myths debunked! 1. Depression means you’re weak & pathetic, only losers get depressed Maybe you’ve been told that it’s all in you head or to just...

The Science of Happiness

Changing your happiness level does not depend on external circumstances or how lucky you were in the genetic lottery. Your happiness is in your hands.

5 Ways to Help Someone With Depression

How to Help Someone with Depression   This is a question I get a lot from people who have a friend, family member, or partner who is dealing with depression. It’s easy to get frustrated or feel really helpless when someone you care about is having a hard time and...

Identifying Your Depression Triggers

Identifying Depression Triggers   Often, a depressive episode can start with a cue or trigger. A depression cue or trigger is anything that can begin the downward spiral into a depressive episode. This could be a thought, memory, emotion, behavior, situation, or...

Episode #35 – In Bed with Aaron and Helene Podcast

IBAHpod #35: Special guest Lauren Roerick by Aaron & Helene | In Bed with Aaron & Helene Podcast http://www.theundepressionproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/IBAHpod-35-1-special-guest-Lauren-Roerick-1.mp3 I had the pleasure of being a guest on Aaron and...

The Superhero’s Guide to Defeating Depression

Superheroes need to stay sharp to get through their challenging day to day, and so do you. You may not be defending the galaxy, but sometimes we all carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. These are some of the lessons on defeating depression taken from the superheroes themselves.

Mindfulness for Mental Health

Mindfulness for Mental Health   Earlier on the blog, I wrote about rumination and how detrimental it can be to your mood and overall mental health. In that post I shared a method of reframing negative thoughts to overcome them. Today, I want to share another...

Voyage of a Broken Woman: Healing with Wilderness Therapy

Today on the blog, Nikki Lehman shares her story of how venturing out into nature on her own led her out of depression and into the realization that she was capable of much more than she knew. Nikki is now a passionate student and advocate of wilderness therapy, a...

Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Improve Your Mood

A couple weeks ago we talked about Inflammation, Gut Health, & Depression. To keep your gut healthy and fight inflammation, here are some of my favourite and most potent anti-inflammatory foods to add to your diet. Anti-inflammatory Foods Dark Leafy Greens: Kale,...

Can Singing Make You Happier?

What can woo a girl in sixty seconds, get millions of people to tune into a show about silly high school drama, and improve your mood as much as drugs?   Singing!   There are few things as exhilarating or powerful as bringing together individual voices to...

Gut Health, Inflammation, and Depression

Research has shown that the root of depression may not be a chemical imbalance or purely an issue of the brain at all! Could inflammation be an answer?