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So how can so many people walk around smiling all the time and tell you to ‘Just Think Positive!’? You just want to punch them in the face. Maybe you would if you had the energy but you feel defeated and depressed due to your circumstances. Who are these people anyway; these armchair therapists seemingly unscathed by the harsh realities of the “real world”? How can they tell me to ‘find the silver lining’ after my dog was hit by a car? It might surprise you to know there’s good science behind positive thinking.
In this new year can you find the new you? Can you find that fire that pushes you to challenge yourself in all areas of your life? Or, will you find the fire that reignites the passion in your love life? You certainly can.
About 1 in 13 Americans suffers from moderate or severe depression, with women disproportionately affected, a new study says. Above, Teresa Hernandez, waits to see a doctor about her anxiety and depression issues at the El Monte Comprehensive Health Center. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
This time of year can be joyous but it can also be rife with stress. Stress brings with it innumerable ways to cope. Some people drink too much while others will spend too much. Then there are the yellers and steering wheel pounders, but what about this season’s hidden emotional danger?
While there are many reasons to feel uplifted during this season, many of us experience deep amounts of stress and anxiety. In this article I’ll list the most common holiday stressors and 6 ways you can say “Hell No!” to holiday stress so your days can be…Merry and bright.