What Causes Depression and Anxiety, and How Can We Solve Them?

In his new book, “Lost Connections,” award winning journalist Johann Hari tackles just that. In this week’s broadcast, “Energy Management to Ease Depression” we’ll explore how doctors identify depression in the US using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, written by a panel of psychiatrists. Ironically, almost everyone who is grieving matches the clinical criteria for depression in the manual. So the psychiatrists invented a loophole called “the grief exception”. They said that you are allowed to show the symptoms of depression and not be considered mentally ill in one circumstance only – if you have lost someone close. Originally, you could show these symptoms for a year before being classed as mentally ill. Over the years, however, the time limit was reduced, and now you only have a 2 week window to grieve the loss of a loved one before you are classified as clinically depressed! 

I’ve been working with highly sensitive, empathic professionals for a while now and I’ve noticed that EVERYONE seems to be dealing with loss on some level and that can create feelings of anxiety and depression. It can create physical symptoms and can really have a negative impact on all aspects of your life and can keep you stuck in a rut.

In my practice, I’ve noticed that some of the primary bars to happiness are “hidden losses”, events from the present or past you may not even be aware of. These losses can impact you more than you would imagine, affecting health, wealth, relationships and every aspect of life. 

Learn how Energy Management and your body wisdom can help you to be proactive about unhealed grief and other emotions. 

Old wounds, hurts and losses, past events, can prevent you from creating the life you desire, because their energy stays trapped in your energetic body until you release it. Yes, I know this may sound a bit woo-woo, but check it out for yourself! Take some time and tune into your body. It will always tell you the truth.

Your body loves you, and will always let you know when something isn’t right by a physical manifestation, so you can address it. Thus, the first indicators that you may be experiencing hidden loss can be physical. You may notice a clenching in your solar plexus, tension, aches, pains and ailments. It can be challenging to feel happy when your body is urgently and forcefully telling you something is wrong. There’s really no shortage of what can happen when your body is trying to communicate with you that something is off, or out of alignment. So take some time and tune in to what your body is telling you.

Are you sleeping too much (or too little)

Are your sleep patterns erratic?

Have you developed new aches and pains?

Have you lost your appetite (or gained weight)?

Have you developed heart palpitations, or an ache in your heart?

Has your blood pressure elevated or dropped?

Communication from your Emotional Guidance System is so important. Your emotions in their healthiest state are like clouds. They come and they go. When you haven’t addressed the emotional charge around an issue, the energy you hold in your body can create the physical indicators we just looked at. That is why it essential to free yourself of unreleased emotions. When you release them the liberated energy creates a state of happiness and joy.

If you find yourself stuck and your life isn’t working, if you find yourself repeating the same old patterns over and again… if you have a veil of sadness or guilt that doesn’t seem to go away. If you have difficulty sleeping. if you’re experiencing physical indicators such as higher or lower blood pressure, headaches, you’ve gained or lost weight… it may be hurts, losses or your reactions to past experiences that are the culprits.

If you wish to create more joy and happiness, look at what might be blocking it. Even if you believe that you have already addressed it, the energy from a past loss or event can still be in your energy field, keeping you stuck. This can include any feelings of hurt or loss, unhealed events or situations from your past, feeling like you’re a victim, or blaming others, all of which can trigger regret, pain, sadness, grief, numbness, which are the antitheses of joy.

Since hidden losses can be events that haven’t fully healed, it’s not unusual for people to think these events are no longer an issue if they believe they’ve already released them. When not completely healed, however, the emotions associated with these events can take a large toll on your quest for happiness.

The loss of a loved one or a relationship, a loss of income or job/career or a move that required relocation, causing changes in your environment and relationships, can be events that you may not have dealt with, and healed fully. Other losses can include physical disability or illness, empty nest, loss of your self-respect, personal power, self-esteem, youth or beauty. These common examples of hidden, emotional loss can affect you, and when not addressed, may impede your happiness.

Learn how you can use Energy Management to protect yourself from other people’s energies and emotions and be a beacon of love.

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Miracle Minute – How Gratitude Opens You to Miracles and More!

Miracle Minute – “How Gratitude Opens You to Miracles, Health and Wealth!”


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Did you know that there are miracles all around you that you’re just not seeing?

If you’re focused on what’s going wrong, you’re very likely to miss what’s going right! You might not even notice a miracle right under your nose!

This video shares an easy way to shift your focus…

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Do something wonderful for yourself today!

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Holiday Blues Got You Down? Here’s How to Ditch Them!

holiday_bluesAlthough the holiday season can bring a sense of excitement and joy for many people, it can arouse feelings of sadness, stress and loneliness for others.  From the hustle and bustle of cooking, shopping, and entertaining, to the social engagements and often unrealistic expectations, “’tis the season” can generate a not so merry and bright feeling in the hearts of many.  Fortunately, there are things you can do to experience a holiday season that is more joyful, if you choose to do so.

Since your thoughts create our reality, be sure to notice your thoughts during this time.  Choose to have different thoughts and feelings about the holiday season so that you rewrite the stories from your past and start to create new and happier memories.

If  the triggers or patterns from the past keep you stuck and repeat themselves every year at this time, choose a different way of interacting. Before you simply react (as you have many times before), challenge yourself to see things from another perspective.  Ask yourself, “What if I could see this situation from a different vantage point, more objectively or from the other person’s point of view?”  Pay attention to what you are physically feeling and notice how your body is responding to the stressful or upsetting situation.  If possible, get to a place where you can close your eyes and do some deep breathing so you can begin to feel more peaceful.  From this space, it will be easier to work through your feelings and open yourself to see things with more empathy and compassion.

Recognizing that certain environments and people have triggered your reactions over the years can allow you the freedom to choose to have a different response this year, or participate for a shorter time.

Another way to ward off the holiday blues is to make sure you practice the art of extreme self-care.  What do you need to be happy “normally”?  Can give yourself a little extra?  More sleep, more time to be alone (or less), more exercise. Sometimes a treat, like a facial or a massage, can work wonders.  Be very attentive to taking care of you.
If you’re missing your loved ones, the holiday season can be especially lonely. Be gentle with yourself.

Don’t stuff your emotions, allow yourself to feel them, even if they’re not comfortable. Be proactive by setting up a support system before the holidays. If you’re feeling down, don’t hesitate to support for yourself by reaching out to others.  You are not alone! There are plenty of people feeling the same way you are.

You can also boost your spirits by volunteering or being of service to others. Since giving and receiving are the same, you will feel better about yourself when you reach out to support other people.

If you find that memories of holidays past generate sadness, why not find new ways to celebrate the holidays by creating a different tradition?  It’s also important to take time for yourself by exercising, or walking in nature, and be sure to get enough rest.

Are finances a source of stress or anxiety this time of year? There are many ways you can give a meaningful gift without spending any money at all!  The gift of your time by running errands, babysitting or pet sitting, housecleaning etc, might be greatly appreciated by your loved ones.  You may be providing them with a solution to a problem that has been causing them stress!  These services can add up quickly so if they are short on funds, your gift would be most welcome.

Finally, it’s more important than ever during the holidays to set good boundaries.  It’s okay to say no to things that you don’t want to do.  Sure, some people may be disappointed but don’t feel guilty about choosing to do what would be the best for you.   After all, this is your holiday season too!

Give yourself the the gift of the extra time, attention and love you need and deserve this season so you can be relaxed and joyful… and enjoy your holidays!

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