Depression Archives - Healers Magazine

Reading Time: 4 minutes Here I am, under a shelter-in-place order, as most are by now. However, even before the order, I started distancing myself and limiting interactions with others, not because of the fact that I’m a high-risk, but because I consider everyone a threat. I am now accustomed to choosing when and where I go, but it […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutes It is thought that the relationship between sleep and anxiety is two-way. Anxiety will disrupt sleep; meanwhile, a lack of sleep will increase anxiety. We all know that dreaded feeling of tiredness: a complete lack of energy, physical and mental exhaustion and often a lack of motivation. When your brain is this tired it cannot […]

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A drawing of a man with a distorted face, reflected as a demon's.

Reading Time: 19 minutes How many times have you contemplated heading to the nearest airport and booking a one-way ticket to elsewhere? How many times have you actually gone through with it? If you haven’t, not even once, that’s probably because you don’t take the option seriously, pathologizing it as an escapist delusion. It isn’t. You may object, arguing […]

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A bright drawing of a man with portraits of various people in the background.

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” (Dalai Lama) Nowadays we live in a very individualistic world, a society driven by ego, prestige and status. It’s all about “what’s in it for me” and how to get the best for “me, myself and I,” whether it’s in a materialistic, educational […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Disclaimer: In this article I discuss “feelings,” but am not alluding to any clinical terms of diagnosis. What I refer to are different from situations that have reached the clinical level and need proper medical care. You define your own identify when you feel “bad” because you struggle to cope with “feeling” depressed, stressed or […]

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A painting of a woman relaxing on a sofa.

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Relax. Just do it.” It’s easier said than done for the majority of the world population that is living in a globalized, stress-based society. Stress is one of the biggest modern epidemics and its damaging effects on people’s health and immune system are widespread all around the planet. With the immensely increasing number of burn […]

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A painting of a woman about to dive, and another woman mid-leap, watched by a group of three in the foreground.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Abuse Abuser – Audrey Michelle Once upon a time I felt the beauty of an entangled existence As another body coated my soul with the sweat of true acceptance It soaked into my needy pores Disease infected through its absorption Constantly intoxicated by new found spirituality You were my prince And I, sir Was your […]

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An abstract mainting with light colors and a figure representing a person in the foreground.

Reading Time: 4 minutes I was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) on April 26, 2007. I received one year of chemo and one month of radiation. Undergoing both treatments simultaneously was not easy. With chemo, I lost my hair. My appetite evaporated. It made me felt nauseous and would indeed cause me to throw up. When I was getting treated […]

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An abstract painting blurry on the borders, vivid yellows, reds, blues mix in the middle.

Reading Time: 7 minutes Many infertile couples have had to set aside their dream of having children. What is the best response when one of them shares such news with you? A while back I wrote an article, “Sometimes It’s Best to Say Nothing,” that explains what not to say to couples who are dealing with infertility and in […]

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Am impressionist painting of a woman;.

Reading Time: 6 minutes I am sure many people can relate to the symptoms and causes of depression and PTSD. I have been living with depression most of my life and have been in denial up until recent years. The PTSD has only just been recognized in the past year—back in the 70’s/80’s it wasn’t a common diagnosis among […]

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