I struggled with bouts of depression and anxiety in my teens and early 20s. It was in the middle one of those battles, during my junior year of college, that I discovered yoga. A friend saw a flier for an eight-week yoga session at the campus rec cen... Read more
We all feel down sometimes. Whether your issue is a symptom of chronic depression or just a short-term bad mood, finding ways to lift your spirits is key to feeling better and living healthier. There are a variety of options that can help improve you... Read more
Antidepressants make you fat. Depression only happens to weak-minded people. If your parents were depressed, you will be, too. Depressed people are just sad all the time. Do any of these sound familiar? They're all part of the many myths surround... Read more
SparkTeens.com is helping many teens get healthier and our community features provide many ways for teens to connect positively, receive motivation, and lead healthier lifestyles. Maintaining a positive and safe community is a top priority at SparkTe... Read more
As if chronic depression isn't difficult enough, research shows that people with long-term or untreated depression are more likely to experience additional health concerns than the general public. The reasons for this are easy to imagine:
De... Read more
Lately I've been feeling really down and not caring what/how much I eat. I've gained 5 pounds in two weeks. My Grama is 100 years old (I am her primary caregiver) and my Mom is very sick recovering from surgery and have massive chemotherapy (we all... Read more
I Tried on some new clothes today for an upcoming vacation my husband & I will be taking and I wondered what happen! It was like looking at someone else but it was my voice. I joined Sparks months ago to read suggestions and view some ti... Read more
I have tried dieting in the past, but it was always difficult. I would always feel hungry and have cravings. I have also exercised a lot in the past. I got up to the distances for a Half Ironman. This time around, I cut out sugar completely. I honest... Read more
Can you share blog posts directly online on Facebook without having to cut-and-paste the link, in the same way you can share your Status Update (love that feature).
I no longer qualify for the Community Team. So, was this feature dropped for ev... Read more
Processed Foods might trigger depression. Yes, your diet can be associated with depression. Not enough omega-3 foods is another cause for increased levels of depression, as well as, junk food and sweets. Eat nuts, spinach or Kale asparagus, avocado... Read more
The WRITERS' SUPPORT GROUP is here to lend support, accountability and encouragement for your writing projects. Post daily and join the challenges! May ALL of your writing goals & dreams come true!... Read more
The holiday season is in full swing now! Festive lights, the sounds of the season and holiday goodies are surrounding us on an almost daily basis. Just about everywhere you go you are reminded that it’s that time of the year. ... Read more
Last week, I said that, since it seems to be occupying just about all of my attention anyway, I would try to blog about my efforts to come to terms with the depression and anxiety that seem to be dominating my life right now. Here’s installment No. 1... Read more
My little is now approaching seven months old and although I knew something wasn't right I wasn't convinced this was what I had.
Anyway, after it all coming to a head last week with my lovely husband down to me threatening to leave him and baby... Read more
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