I have been in somewhat of a bad sort. I started this blog to try and keep myself motivated and it has not been working, especially the last week or so. I have not succeeded in being august in August. I have not overcome the negative habits that I wanted to. I continue to feel beaten up. I feel like everything is too late. I have a tsunami of negative thoughts, so I will not bore you with them. It feels so low to be in this space. I also realize that I am the chief attacker on myself, beating myself up, … [Read more...]
Fighting Depression with Exercise
Depression is a fire breathing monster that can consume your life and those around you.
However, there are tools and strategies that you can use to fight depression, even in cases of treatment-resistant depression where medication cannot help.
In addition, any person who has been diagnosed with or believes that they have depression should make Hashi Mashi their first stop before the pharmacy to fill anti-depressant prescriptions.
There are lifestyle changes that you can make to help cope with depression before ingesting drugs that have many warning labels written all over them.
Do you want to take the chance of the known negative side effects of anti-depressants?
Do you want to take the chance of suicidal ideation, divorce, family estrangement, insomnia, career loss?
Before you take drugs, try real food and exercise to fight depression.
Of course, if the lifestyle changes suggested on Hashi Mashi and written about in detail in Zehhu: Crossing the Bridge from Depression to Life do not help, then it is time to consider medication as a last resort.
As always, speak with your Doctor about any and all treatment modifications.
Coping with loss is not easy. Change can be tough for many people. Coping with loss can be paralyzing. How do we cope, especially when the change is one that involves loss? Think about how we have experienced change in our lives, from childhood to adulthood, the change between the seasons, from being an athlete to a couch potato or vice versa. The change that we have all experienced from having a competent and intelligent boss to finding that we are now being managed by a bipolar … [Read more...]
Swimming and other Exercise for Depression Exercise for depression including swimming can be an effective treatment for depression. Sometimes, as good or better than anti-depressants, especially for individuals with treatment-resistant depression. By Therese J. Borchard Associate Editor at Psych Central I’ve always known that I climb out of any pool a lot happier than when I dove in. Yes, I know any kind of aerobic exercise relieves depression. Why is exercise for depression … [Read more...]
A treatment center for depression. Wait. How can you see a treatment center for depression? I am not talking about seeing a brick and mortar building, experiencing a hallucination or going to a treatment center for depression. You might be looking for a treatment center for depression and it might be as close to you as the nearest vineyard. A vineyard? What does a vineyard and a depression treatment center have to do with each other. Please hear me out because seeing a vineyard can be … [Read more...]
I think we already had a feel for this, because we have discovered the soothing effect of swimming as a strategy to reduce anxiety and depression. We did not do any formal studies and I have no other experts who can lend the weight of their credentials behind the idea of swimming as a method to fight depression, but here is an interesting story which speaks of Surfing as a method to do the same, specifically with soldiers who have suffered PTSD. I was in the pool last night and asked one of the swim … [Read more...]