Posts Tagged ‘emptiness’

November 24, 2014

How to Have Not So Horrible Holidays Part 1: Letting Go of Grudges

We all want our families to be a source of refuge, comfort, support and love. For many of us, that is not always the case. At holiday times, strained relationships in our family are particularly hard to handle. Holidays are meant to be a time of celebration and unity. When there are estrangements, grudges and […]

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November 3, 2012

Is Being a Little Bit Depressed Like Being a Little Bit Pregnant?

I always tell my patients, “a little bit of depression goes a long way.”  In the USA there is a lot of emphasis on managing problems by yourself.  Even people who are struggling with serious problems such as the loss of a loved one, a major medical problem or financial difficulty will frequently apologize for […]

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April 24, 2012

Symptoms of Depression? Is He Depressed?

Is your wife (or child or mother or boyfriend) depressed?  This can be a harder question to answer than you might think.  Depression can be elusive to recognize and assess.  Often it is obvious.  The person cries easily, talks of wishing they were dead, doesn’t want to go anywhere or do anything.  They say, “I […]

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